Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Sunday, October 24, 2004

Fast down hill running and a couple of notes


Fast down hill

Check out this video from today's world cup relay race in Germany. Look at how fast Kalle Dalin runs down the hill (about 1:10 in the video clip).

World cup winners

Holger Hott Johansen and Simone Niggli-Luder won the individual world cup season.

Going in to the last few world cup races, Thierry Gueorgiou led with Emil Wingsted in second. Hott Johansen was third. Gueorgiou hurt his foot. Wingsted got sick. Hott Johansen had three good races - 7th in the sprint, 6th in the middle and 1st in the long.

I wonder if Hott Johansen will put his world cup prize on the shelf right next to his North American champs prize.

Swedish club gets a fast orienteer

I read an article from a Swedish paper about Andrey Khramov, a top Russian runner who will be living part-time in Sweden and running for a Swedish club. The paper quotes Johan Modig talking about what having Khramov will mean:

We have a lot to learn from each other. His is a perfect sparring partner. This will be a new kick for both me and the club. He will strengthen our team and give us some weight when we run relays. That'll help our chances.

Andrey is very fast. When we train intervals I don't have a chance. He is a better runner and that is a new situation. It is good to be pushed. That leads to improvements.

posted by Michael | 8:13 PM


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