This year’s World Masters Orienteering Championships concluded today with the Long Distance, more than 3,300 athletes enjoying a fine day in complex forest by the Latvian coast.
With a wonderfully scenic route to the start, it was a beautiful day in the Latvian terrain.
Seven women and six men became both Middle and Long distance champions, and one of those, Kurt Dose from Denmark in M90, is Sprint champion as well. Two women and four men retained their Long distance titles from last year. These are Asta Sjoeberg, Bernice Antonsson, Håkan Eriksson, Sigurd Dæhli, Helmut Conrad and Peo Bengtsson.
Some names appear at the head of WMOC results lists again and again! Three athletes who recorded emphatic victories in this year’s Long race are Alida Abola, Latvia and Sigurd Dæhli, Norway, who both won by more than 7 minutes, and Peo Bengtsson, Sweden who had a 6-minute margin.
Tightest result of the day was in W60, where Elisabeth Fries won by just 1 second. For full results visit the World Masters Orienteering Championships 2019 website: https://www.wmoc2019.lv/
WMOC Long Distance Champions (W & M)
35 Natalia Efimova RUS & Dmitry Mikhalkin BLR
40 Galina Vinogradova RUS & Janis Krumins LAT
45 Irita Pukite LAT & Mantas Rimkus LTU
50 Sirra Toivonen FIN & Matti Yliluikki FIN
55 Ulla Molin SWE & Hakan Eriksson SWE
60 Elisabeth Fries SWE & Eero Junkala FIN
65 Alida Abola LAT & Sigurd Daehli NOR
70 Britt Eriksson SWE & Veikko Loukonen FIN
75 Katharina Mo Berge NOR & Helmut Conrad GER
80 Asta Sjoeberg SWE & Gunnar Osterbo NOR
85 Bernice Antonsson SWE & Peo Bengtsson SWE
90 Sole Nieminen FIN & Kurt Dose DEN