Lizzie Ingham, the sole Kiwi at the final round of the 2015 IOF World Cup, has produced one of the best runs ever by a New Zealander in Europe in finishing 12th in the long distance held at an altitude of nearly 2000m in Arosa, Switzerland. In a very strong field Lizzie’s time of 1:31:23 for the 8.8km course with 525 m of climb was just over 11 minutes behind winner Anne-Margrethe Hausken Nordberg from Norway. Swiss runners filled the next 4 positions. Lizzie has now moved up into 20th place in the overall World Cup standings with the final race, a middle distance, to take place tonight.
Also yesterday there was further success in Australia with Tommy Hayes taking out the M20E Australian Sprint Championships and second places for Matt Ogden and Renee Beveridge in the elite grades.
WC Round 4 Long Distance
Men (12.5 k, 750 m climb): 1. Daniel Hubmann (SUI) 1:31;19, 2.Carl Kodager Kaas (NOR) 1:33:33, 3. Olav Lundanes (NOR) 1:34:03
Women (*.8 k, 525 m climb): 1. Anne Margrethe Hausken Nordgerg (NOR) 1:19:52, 2. Sabine Hauswirth (SUI) 1:23:10, 3. Sara Luescher (SUI) 1:24:55, 12. Lizzie Ingham (NZL) 1:31:23