Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Athletes of different age

Tired Runner

The Sisters


The Bearded Runner


The sport of Orienteering has been around since 1897. A good thing about the sport and especially the 25manna race is that athletes and runners of different age and gender can compete side by side. As proven on these three photos from the competition at the Fields of Nytorp in Västerhaninge on Saturday. On the first photo you can see a very tired runner from IFK Göteborg. His team finished in 33th position. Not bad considering that there were more than 300 teams involved this year. On the second photo you can see the sisters Emma and Hanna Björklund. They are members of the club OK Kåre in Falun. I met them after they had finished their leg. And as you can see they were not all smiles. It was a tough race and they made a few mistakes. I haven't been able to identify the runner on the third photo, but he represents OK Klyftamo from Götene, and they finished just outside the top 100.

For a look at all the results from the race press here.

11 comments:

Jim K said...

Great shots.

Vogon Poet said...

Different ages indeed! Love the last portrait who says that I still have time to repent and run in my next years. I doubt it, but who knows...

Leif Hagen said...

What was Santa Claus' time? Did his reindeer run in the race, too?!

brattcat said...

Fabulous sport portraits, Steffe.

Olivier said...

j'aime beaucoup la première photo, mais sinon qu'elle belle barbe sur la dernière ;)

B SQUARED said...

The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.

Luis Gomez said...

Beautiful images.

MrsLittleJeans said...

Such great shots...love all three images.

Mo said...

They all look exhausted

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

Gorgeous shots! Must be a pretty tough race, methinks.

Steffe said...

Running can be hard on the body Mr.Poet. But the benefits are improved cardiovascular health while burning many calories. Not sure about Santa's time Leif. Words of wisdom B Squared.