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25/08/2016 || Natalia Gemperle: new name, new medals, big smile ||WOC news||

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Natalia Gemperle has made the journalists smile. She has also been smiling a lot herself. The Russian, who is newly married and lives in Switzerland, is really back in business.

25/08/2016 || Olav Lundanes: “The dream came true” ||WOC news||


Eight years ago now, Olav Lundanes moved to Halden to try to be one of the world’s best. Four years ago he set himself a special goal. Now the Norwegian has fulfilled it.

25/08/2016 || Olav Lundanes is men’s champion ||WOC news||

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Olav Lundanes, Norway ran a superb race today on a very tough course to take victory by the impressive margin of 1.46. The silver medal went to Thierry Gueorgiou and the bronze to Daniel Hubmann – giving the same three medallists as in 2015.

25/08/2016 || WOC Long Distance: Tove Alexandersson again victorious ||WOC news||

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The finish to the women’s race was intensely exciting as Tove Alexandersson, Sweden gradually closed on the time of Natalia Gemperle, Russia, and with her trademark strong finish on the last loop finally won by 26 seconds. Bronze medallist is Anne Margrethe Hausken Nordberg, Norway.

24/08/2016 || WTOC 2016: Jullum and Shmatov lead the PreO ||WOC news||

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The beautiful forest of Saltö hosted the PreO competition’s first day. After twenty challenging controls, Martin Jullum and Pavel Shmatov are in the lead of the Open and the Paralympic classes respectively.

23/08/2016 || Tove Alexandersson: “I’ve done everything possible to win” ||WOC news||

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She went to to bed at one o’clock the night before her first race at WOC – and that was not because of a party …

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