Megan Carter-Davies recorded the highest British position in today's women's middle distance World Champs race. She was 20th. Cat Taylor was 26th and Charlotte Watson 53rd.
The forest was tough, with mostly low visibility; it was not possible to stay on a bearing because of obstructions, and climbing and crawling needed to be part of an athlete's technique.
Photo: Kristina Ivanova of Bulgaria leads Carolina Delgado of Portugal through the forest photography control, credit Janis Ligats / WOC 2018 Latvia
The new World Champion is Natalia Gemperle of Russia. The silver was taken by the European Champion, Marika Teini of Finland. The bronze was won by Isia Basset of France.
Isia's is the first ever individual WOC medal for a French woman.
Isia Basset (courtesy of IOF/Matias Salonen)