Then and now - Mari Fasting

What is your strongest memory of the World Junior Championships 2005 in Switzerland?
Running to the finish line at the middle distance. I was so disappointed with my bad race that I just wanted to disappear.

How would you describe the atmosphere in the finish area at JWOC in Switzerland?
Amazing! So many people, and everybody cheering for everyone!  

Looking back, what do you think your title meant for your future career?
I learned that I can perform when it “counts the most”. This gave me self-confidence and motivation to continue all of my training and to set new goals for the future.

What piece of advice would you give the runners in this year’s JWOC?
Believe in yourself, and have fun!

Are you going to follow the competitions this year?
I always follow JWOC. But it is usually from the Internet and GPS-tracking.

About "Then and now..."

Considering the fact that this year’s Junior World Orienteering Championships are taking place in Switzerland, it might be interesting to think back to when they were held in Switzerland last time. We have asked the winners of the individual distances at JWOC 2005 in Ticino to share some of their memories and their thoughts about JWOC with us.

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