15th World Rogaining Championships 2017 - Latvia

Here is a brief look at the recently held and inovative 15th World Rogaining Championships Latvia.

The top ten places were dominated as is usual for WRC's by Open Mens teams, though not unusually two of the top ten teams were Open Mixed teams. Interestingly for a WRC there was only one veteran team in top ten on this occassion. The winners of all three Open events won by clear margins. Interestingly Latvian teams took the first three Open Men and therefor outright places.

1 LAT 673 Straightforward Janis Krumins / Andris Ansabergs 427   23:46:02 1stMO:1          
2 LAT 609 Laid mums tur laimē diet Zigmunds Bībers / Andris Ronimoiss 392   23:43:36 2ndMO:2          
3 LAT 614 LOKO Jānis Ansabergs / Kristaps Jaudzems 389   23:49:01 3rdMO:3          
4 EST 621 MÜRSK Siim Klais / Märt Roosaare 385   23:48:11 MO:4          
5 NZL 1079 Georgia and Greig Georgia Whitla / Greig Hamilton 382   23:41:39 1stXO:1          
6 EST 669 Õnnevalem Sander Mirme / Ain Fjodorov 374   23:48:44 MO:5          
7 CZE 646 Inov-8 Ondrej Skripnik / Radovan Čech 369   23:46:25 MO:6          
8 RUS 1042 Swamp children Anna Korobko / Sergey Miroshkin / Dmitry Shemyatikhin 362   23:47:57 2ndXO:2          
9 RUS 1262 OMEGA Sergey Yashchenko / Oleg Kalinin 358   23:52:02 MO:7 1stMV:1        
10 RUS 709 Damned by Wives - NN rogaining Semyon Yakimov / Andrey Efimov / Konstantin Solovyev 353   23:28:03 MO:8
 

 

12 RUS 1415 SPLAV Nina Mikheeva / Marina Galkina 350   23:50:07 1stWO:1 1stWV:1
17 LAT 1007 Surikati Pēteris Grīviņš / Ieva Upmace 339   23:51:41 3rdXO:3
 
27 LAT 807 Ozons Māra Leitāne / Aiva Jakovela 322   23:34:52 2ndWO:2
34 RUS 830 Arena dream team Anna Burlinova / Maria Plyashechko 316   23:47:55 3rdWO:3

Visit the event web site for a comprehension overview of the event.

Congratulations to the athletes and the organisers.