Marc Lauenstein

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Marc Lauenstein
Marc Lauenstein, 2009.jpg
Lauenstein in 2009
Medal record
Men's orienteering
Representing   Switzerland
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2005 Aichi Long
Silver medal – second place 2006 Aarhus Long
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Aichi Relay

Marc Lauenstein (born September 15, 1980 in Cormondréche, Neuchâtel) is a Swiss orienteering competitor and runner. He received a silver medal on the long distance at the 2005 World Orienteering Championships in Aichi, and again in Aarhus in 2006.[1] He earned a bronze medal in 2005 as a member of the Swiss relay team.[1]

Lauenstein won the World Long Distance Mountain Running Challenge in 2009 at the Kaisermarathon.[2] He won the Sierre-Zinal race in 2013,[3] the Pikes Peak Marathon in 2014[4] and the Marathon du Mont Blanc in 2015.[5]

In 2015, Lauenstein became the first runner to complete the Otter Run on South Africa's Otter Trail in under four hours.[6]

He won the Three Peaks Race in 2016 in a time not far outside the long-standing course record, despite snowy conditions on the peaks.[7] Later the same year, he won Giir di Mont from Premana on a route altered by bad weather[8] and followed this with a victory at the Matterhorn Ultraks race in the Skyrunner World Series.[9]