Adrian Jackson is kicking ass and taking names at the 2010 WOC! Maybe it's the ascent, maybe it's because we have a soft place in our heart’s for Australia, or maybe its because we feel Australia always gets the shaft in MTBO reporting, but regardless we found the untold story of this year’s World MTB Orienteering Championships to be the continuing ascension of Australia’s top MTBO athlete (and our favorite), Adrian Jackson (AUS). Jackson, with another career best with 3 more WOC Medals (1-Gold, 2-Silver), put Australia in 3rd Place overall with his wins alone.
Adrian Jackson (AUS) won double Gold Medals last week in both the Sprint and Long Distance events, making him the only athlete, and Australia the only country, to win two gold medals at the 2009 MTBO World Championships. At the beginning of the MTBO Worlds event on August 11th in Ben Sheman, Israel, Jackson found himself trailing during the Middle Distance final that made him the Middle Distance World Champion last year.