Great Britain dominate World Champs

24 Sep, 2005 12:00

Great Britain dominated todays elite medal tally in the ITU World Duathlon Championships, collecting 8 of the 18 medals. The hotly contested Glamour events the Mens and Womens elite races were taken out by Paul Amey (GBR) and Michelle Dillon (GBR).
Paul Amey (GBR) finished in a time of 1:56.28.  This was over 10 minutes slower than last years Worlds in Belgium, highlighting Newcastles technical and hilly internationally-ranked bike course.  The race had many tactics and changes in the lead and chase group over the first run and bike, and down to the last run there was no sure winner until Paul Amey opened a small gap to the finish.  Ameys fellow countryman, Tim Don, came in a close second with Javier Garcia (ESP) taking the bronze. Leon Griffin was Australias notable performer, leading the front pack for the majority of the bike course, and finishing a credible 5th.
The Elite Womens race was fought hard with fantastic results with a 1,2,3 for Great Britain.  Michelle Dillon (2:11.06) claimed the crown of World Female Duathlon Champion.  Post race she said I had to dig deep to hammer that final 5km run, but the great crowd support got me to the finish line. 
In similar conditions to yesterdays Age Group races the British lapped up the sunshine and the medals. Oliver Freeman (GBR) won the first gold medal in the Junior race in a blistering 1:01:14.  This race was contested over a half Olympic distance of 5km run/20km bike/2.5km run. The Female Junior race was taken out by Rebecca Spence (NZL) in 1:08:29, the Female U23 Mieke Vyncke (BEL) in 2:12:39, and the Male U23 Sven Schelling (SUI) in 1:58:02.

Elite Men (10km/40km/5km)  Paul Amey (GBR) 1:56.28, Tim Don (GBR) 1:56.53, Javier Garcia (ESP) 1:57.27
Elite Women (10km/40km/5km)  Michelle Dillon (GBR) 2:11.56, Catriona Morrison (GBR) 2:11.29, Andrea Whitcombe (GBR) 2:11.36
Junior Men (5km/20km/2.5km) - Oli Freeman (GBR) 1:01:14, Ritchie Nicolls (GBR) 1:01.59, Bojan Cebin (SLK) 1:02.13
Junior Women (5km/20km/2.5km) - Rebecca Spence (NZL) 1:08.29, Agnes Arany (HUN) 1:09.12, Rosie Clarke (GBR) 1:09.48

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Related Event: 2005 Newcastle ITU Duathlon World Championships
25 - 26 Sep, 2005 • event pageall results
Results: Elite Men
1. Paul Amey GBR 01:56:28
2. Tim Don GBR 01:56:52
3. Javier García Gomez ESP 01:57:24
4. Anthony Le Duey FRA 01:57:39
5. Leon Griffin AUS 01:57:48
6. Rob Woestenborghs BEL 01:58:07
7. Mark Bailey NZL 01:58:10
8. Greg Bennett USA 01:58:32
9. Benny Vansteelant BEL 01:59:01
10. Nicolas Lebrun FRA 01:59:42
Results: Elite Women
1. Michelle Dillon GBR 02:11:25
2. Catriona Morrison GBR 02:11:28
3. Andrea Whitcombe GBR 02:11:36
4. Nadia Cortassa ITA 02:12:03
5. Annie Emmerson GBR 02:12:21
6. Laura Bennett USA 02:13:01
7. Talis Apud MEX 02:17:30
8. Réka Brassay HUN 02:17:49
9. Helen Lawrence GBR 02:19:08
10. Inmaculada Pereiro ESP 02:19:14
Results: Junior Men
1. Oliver Freeman GBR 01:01:13
2. Ritchie Nicholls GBR 01:01:58
3. Bojan Cebin SLO 01:02:13
4. Matt Daley AUS 01:02:21
5. Richard Murray RSA 01:02:46
6. Morgan Thomas AUS 01:02:59
7. Bruce Hunter NZL 01:03:10
8. Jared Watson RSA 01:03:16
9. Gábor Faldum HUN 01:03:34
10. Charles-Etienne Plourde CAN 01:03:49
Results: Junior Women
1. Rebecca Spence NZL 01:08:28
2. Gitta Arany HUN 01:09:12
3. Rosie Clarke GBR 01:09:47
4. Anna Hamilton NZL 01:10:34
5. Carolin Glaeser GER 01:11:14
6. Zsuzsa Laluska HUN 01:11:37
7. Jacqui Seebold NZL 01:11:45
8. Tyneal Clark AUS 01:11:56
9. Kristin Watt AUS 01:12:01
10. Louise Kerr AUS 01:13:01
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