Australian men promoted for 2017 after WOC relay

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The Australian men’s team have been promoted to division 2 for 2017 after finishing 19th in yesterday’s relay, which concluded the World Championships. The first half of the relay was excellent for Australia, with Julian Dent finishing the first leg in 10th place and Simon Uppill climbing to 9th early in the course, but he was then caught by the … Read More

Dent 35th as Lundanes, Alexandersson take gold

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Julian Dent was the leading Australian performer in the World Championships long distance today. On a physically and technically demanding course, a consistent run saw him in 35th place. Olav Lundanes of Norway took an impressive gold medal, catching the three runners ahead of him (including two of the favourites, Swiss duo Daniel Hubmann and Matthias Kyburz) on his way … Read More

Round 36th, Allison 45th, Dent 44th in World Championship Middle Distance

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The Men’s Middle Distance World Championships was a tight race between several of the hot favourites in Stromstad, Sweden. Most of the top runners limited their mistakes, but route choices to avoid the steep rock-faces and thicker forest were the¬†key to finishing in the fastest time. Daniel Hubmann (SUI) took an early lead, but a small mistake at #16 relegated … Read More

Natasha Key 19th in World Championships sprint

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Natasha Key, making her comeback to the Australian team at the age of 44 after more than a decade away from international elite competition, was Australia’s lead performer in the sprint at the World Orienteering Championships today, placing 19th in an impressive result. Maja Alm of Denmark successfully defended her title, 26 seconds ahead of Judith Wyder of Switzerland, with … Read More

World Orienteering Championships to get under way in Sweden

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The 2016 World Orienteering Championships get under way today in Stromstad, on the west coast of Sweden near the Norwegian border. The Championships start with sprint races over the weekend before moving into the forest from Tuesday onwards, with the full program being: Saturday 20 August – sprint qualification and final Sunday 21 August – sprint final Tuesday 23 August … Read More