Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Celebrating Norway's National Day


Check out this string of results for two runners in big international races:

60th - 8th
100th - 19th
DNS - 1st
7th - 1st
3rd - DNS
50th - DNS
24th - 1st
18th - 3rd

Can you guess the races and the runners? A hint, both are extremely good orienteers and are roughly the same age (one was born 4 months earlier than the other).

The races are middle distance championships, both JWOC and WOCs, beginning with 1995. The runners are Theirry Gueorgiou and Jorgen Rostrup. Just looking at that string of results wouldn't lead you to expect 5 of the next 6 middle distance races to be wins for Gueorgiou.

I began looking at the results as part of my celebration of Norway's National Day. I began by reading an old Skogssport interview with Rostrup. That inspired me to look at some results. Next on my celebration is to look at a Norwegian map or two.

If I had some, I'd even eat a bit of brown cheese. Fortunately, I don't have any.

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posted by Michael | 2:59 PM


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