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World OCR Rankings – June 2023

The focus this month is on Europe, with two major European Championships happening on the same weekend. The Spartan European Championships, and the EOSF European Champs.

Familiar names fill the board, with some exciting new entries.There were no surprises at the Spartan Champs to see Eszter Hortobagyiova (SVK, 1) placing first in Andorra. This, in addition to her 1st place in Super and Beast at Brno, earned her the top spot this month. She is followed by Ulrikke Evensen (DEN, 2) who snatched victory in the 12k in Hungary, as well as 1st place in the team event, alongside fellow Dane Ida Mathilde Steensgaard (DEN, 3).

In the men’s leaderboard, we see Dutch athletes Jesse De Heer (NL, 1) and Stijn Lagrand (NL, 2) stealing 1st & 2nd after coming first in the men’s team event, with De Heer also taking 1st in the 3k and 2nd in the 12k, Lagrand taking 1st in the 12k.

New names popping up in the leaderboards are Jakub Kolar (CZ, 8) after an impressive 3 1st places at Spartan Brno and St Polten, and Irati Beorlegi (ESP, 7) who has been steadily achieving solid results in Spain for months, and proved her worth with her 2nd place at the EOSF OCREC 3k.







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Francesca Chiorando
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Francesca Chiorando

Francesca started running OCR in 2013, and after devouring all the information she could find on the sport, she began writing about it herself. With OCR quickly gaining traction in the UK where she lives, she launched her own site, Mud Is My Makeup, in 2014.

Since then she has gone on to produce content for publications including OCR Europe, Mud Run Guide, Mudstacle, Obstacle Race Magazine, and Obstacle Mud Runner Magazine, as well as OCRWC.

Francesca loves exploring every aspect of the sport as much as she loves to explore the courses themselves. Very much an average athlete, her goal has always been to encourage the everyday person to get muddy and active and discover how much joy suffering out on a course can bring.

Her first experience of OCRWC was the epic Blue Mountain in 2016, although she’d been following the event from the early days. The whole atmosphere, set up, and experience had her hooked and she knew that this was an organization that she not only wanted to support, but be involved with, and to help bring the spirit of OCRWC to a wider audience.

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