The world champions Annika Billstam and Thierry Gueorgiou will run O-Ringen this summer.
- A beautiful statement showing that our elite classes will be of the highest quality, commented a delighted Jimmy Birklin, General Secretary of O-Ringen Sälen.
O-Ringen will be arranged between July 23 and July 29 with daily stages at Högfjällshotellet and at Lindvallen. The runners will compete on several of the classic mountains in Sälen, Skalsfjället, Storfjället and Sälfjället.
Although the competition is several months away everything indicates that it will be a record number of starters. In the current situation has almost 12,000 runners from 29 nations entered. The last time O-Ringen was arranged in Sälen, 2008, over 24 000 runners participated.
- Sälen is a special place for me. Befor several championship I have been training and preparing myself in that mountains. Good maps and nature and the environment is fantastic for orienteering, says world champion Thierry Gueorgiou, who of course is a big favorite for the final victory in O-Ringen in Sälen this summer.