Štěpán Kodeda

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Štěpán Kodeda
Stepan Kodeda JWOCLong.JPG
Stepan Kodeda at JWOC 2007
Personal information
Born (1988-02-05)5 February 1988
Plzeň, Czech Republic
Died 30 March 2015(2015-03-30) (aged 27)
Prague, Czech Republic

Štěpán Kodeda (5 February 1988 – 30 March 2015)[1][dead link] was a Czech orienteering competitor, and twice junior world champion.


Štěpán was a runner of the Swedish club IFK MORA in Dalarna from 2005 until his death in 2015. He achieved many good team results as the 7th place in Tiomila's Relay 2008, where he ran the first for Dalarna's team exchanging 6th among 347 runners. Starting in 2006 he also ran for Sportcentrum Jičín in the Czech Republic and since 2009 for Club Esportiu Farra-O in Spain.

In 2007, he became Junior World Champion in relay in Dubbo, Australia together with Jan Benes and Adam Chromy.[2][3] In 2008, he won a gold medal in sprint distance at the Junior World Championships in Göteborg, Sweden.

His best results at the World Orienteering Championships were an 18th place in the 2011 sprint final in Savoie, France, and an 18th place in the 2013 long distance in Vuokatti, Finland.[3]


Kodeda died on 30 March 2015 in Prague, after having been seriously injured in a traffic accident.[4][5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Presentation: Stepan Kodedaultimate-orienteering.com
  2. ^ Junior World Orienteering ChampionshipsInternational Orienteering Federation (Retrieved on July 1, 2008)
  3. ^ a b "Profile: Stepan Kodeda" – World of O Runners (Retrieved on July 1, 2008)
  4. ^ Klimpl, Petr (1 April 2015). "Zemřel Štěpán Kodeda" (in Czech). www.orientacnisporty.cz. Retrieved 3 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "Huippusuunnistaja Stepan Kodeda menehtynyt" (in Finnish). kestavyysurheilu.fi. 1 April 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2015.