The race will start from 12:00 CEST. 16.58 km tough long distance orienteering with estimated winning time of 98 minutes will meet the men in the final – 11.10 km with estimated winning time of 72 minutes will meet the women.
For both women and men the long route choices will be decisive – while it will be more about managing to keep the mental focus and push all the way to the finish. The WOC Long distance is the most important long distance race of the year and therefore deserves an in-depth analysis at the end; it will be held in the hills and valleys of Lavarone with stretches of alpine, pine, spruce and beech forest. The terrain is a mix of areas with good visibility, forest with good runnability, and areas where vegetation is denser and running speed is reduced.
Will the ‘king of middle distance’ Thierry Guergiou win the men’s race or a younger Swedish guy of someone else?
Who will be the descendant of Simone Niggli also in this discipline? The atmosphere is the best in the arenas, where the production team will make sure that the spectators will stay up to date all the time.
This will be the first WOC with a new format, and for the long distance there will be no qualification races.