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Golds to Australia and Switzerland; stunning atmosphere in Sprint arena

Submitted by Clive Allen on Sun, 7/7/2019 - 16:53
Sprint finish

Gold medals today in testing Sprint terrain to Swiss Eline Gemperle and Australian Aston Key, Aston winning by a good margin – 13 seconds. Both races were fast and furious, with the lead changing many times.

Spectators in the arena had a fantastic view of the action, both the finish run-in and behind it the runners’ arena passage, from a long and high grass bank sloping up from the flat finish area. Both the women’s and men’s races provided continuous excitement, with the big screen showing action amongst the houses and flats in the surrounding area as well as in the arena. Plenty to cheer about for the very good crowd of spectators here!

Tomorrow is a complete change in tempo, with the rough and hilly Velling-Snabegård forest, used also for JWOC back in 1995, being the venue for the Long distance.