50. Kainuun Rastiviikko

50th Kainuu Orienteering Week

25.-30.7.2017 Kuhmo, Finland

Oleksandr Kratov took his second win at Kainuu Orienteering Week 2016 when he was fastest in third stage. He lead Koovee to triple victory as Jani Lakanen took second and Timo Sild third place. Win also moved Kratov to lead in overall standings by 22 seconds to Sild when there is just one race to go.
”Physically it was not really good, but not as bad as in the second stage. I just tried to enjoy orienteering. I like the terrain. It doesn’t seem complicated on the map but some controls were tricky”, says Kratov.
Jani Lakanen was happy about his performance.
”I had my orienteering under control. It was different course than the days before”, he says.
Sild said his running was going well but he lost all in all approximately three minutes around different controls.
”The worst was with second control”, he said.
Marika Teini was already in clear lead in the overall ranking in D21E and third stage didn’t make any difference to that. Lindeqvist, who was second in the second stage, succeeded well today and won the race by 7 seconds ahead of Teini. Anna-Kaisa Asikainen from Koovee finished third.
”Now the balanced and calm performance lasted all the way. It was smooth orienteering. Only around 9th control I lost some 30-40 seconds”, Lindeqvist says.
Teini said she was already saving some ”two percent” of capacity with Fin5 week in mind.
”I found the terrain fun also today”, she said.

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