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Crone comes up short in World Games sprint
- Updated: August 3, 2013
Lone orienteer Michael Crone paid the ultimate penalty and was given a DNF (Did not finish) in the sprint event at the World Games in Cali, Colombia on Friday.
Crone was hoping for a top 30 finish against the worlds top exponents at the El Ingenio Park but it was not to be.
I missed No 14 of the 20 controls and that was that, said the 21-year-old after completing the event of just over four kilometres.
It was a butterfly shaped control where you had to come around again and punch it and I missed the crucial punch.
I was going well at the time and lying about 30th and my time was 14% off the winning time but unfortunately that counts for nothing now.
The course was a bit too much park-like running and I was hoping for a bit more city-type running.
Fridays race was won by Switzerlands Matthias Kyburz in 14min 30.8sec from Russian Andrey Khramov 14:42.9.
Crone gets a second crack at the cherry on Saturday when he lines up for the middle distance event.
Weve seen the general area for our event but those were Google Maps from 2007 so Im not really sure of what to expect this time out.