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Thursday, August 14, 2003

Hanne Staff at the middle final


Hanne Staff finished 2nd at the WOC middle distance final. She ended up 17 seconds behind Simone Luder and 35 seconds ahead of Heli Jukkola.

Hanne wrote about her WOC runs on staff-valstad.com. You can see the map with her routes here.

Hanne wrote that she was only surprised once during the race -- in the middle of the course they had a marked route that climbed a big hill. You can see it on the map between the 10th and 11th control.

You can see the same climb on the men's course (between 12 and 13) by looking at Bjornar Valstad's map here.
The legs weren't quite the same. The men's control looks a little be easier than the women's.

Anyway, Hanne was in the lead at 10 by 34 seconds over Jukolla and 38 seconds over Luder, but she lost about 30 seconds on the leg.

Hanne also wrote that someone named Kari Christiansen held up a note that said "+10" when she passed the finish area near control 15. I guess it is a bit like the guy who rides on the motorcycle at the Tour De France holding up the chalkboard with the gap between the leaders and the chasers. At that point Hanne was nine seconds behind Luder.

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