Morrison, Aernouts Take Duathlon World Titles

Morrison, Aernouts Take Duathlon World Titles

By Brad Culp on 05/09/10 at 6:05 pm

Scotland’s Catriona Morrison thrilled the crowd on hand to watch the 2010 ITU Duathlon World Championship in Edinburgh today, winning on home soil to take the fourth ITU Duathlon World Title of her illustrious career. Morrison won the ITU Long Distance Duathlon World Championship in 2007 and 2008, after winning Duathlon Worlds at the standard distance in 2006.

Today’s race took place in Edinburgh’s historic Holyrood Park, which served up one of the most challenging Duathlon World Champs courses of all time. The relentlessly hilly course consisted of a 10K run, followed by a 38.4K bike, and finished with a 5K run.

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Morrison, the heavy favourite entering the race, finished the gruelling course in 2:02:47, to top France’s Sandra Levenez by 18 seconds. It was the second year in a row that Levenez finished in the runner-up spot at the Duathlon World Championship, having finished second to Czech Vendula Frintova in Concord, North Carolina, USA last season. Australia’s Felecity Sheddy-Ryan finished a distant third in her first-ever Duathlon World Champs, rounding out the podium in 2:06:14.

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The men’s Elite competition was all about the Belgians, who pulled off an unprecedented podium sweep, with Bart Aernouts taking top honours in 1:50:22. It’s the biggest result of the 26-year-old’s career, after finishing third at the 2008 Duathlon World Champs. Aernouts topped countryman Rob Woestenborghs by 22 seconds. Fellow Belgian Joerie Vansteelant, younger brother of the late Benny Vansteelant (four-time ITU Duathlon World Champion), rounded out the men’s podium, finishing six seconds behind Woestenborghs.

Elite Men

1. Bart Aernouts BEL BE 01:50:22
2. Rob Woestenborghs BEL BE 01:50:23
3. Joerie Vansteelant BEL BE 01:50:30
4. Victor Manuel Del Corral Morales ESP ES 01:51:06
5. Sergio Silva POR PT 01:51:45
6. Damien Derobert FRA FR 01:52:58
7. Adam Bowden GBR GB 01:53:37
8. Sean Jefferson USA US 01:53:54
9. Ramos Herrera MEX MX 01:54:13
10. Richard Hobby GBR GB 01:54:16

Elite Women

1. Catriona Morrison GBR GB 02:02:47
2. Sandra Levenez FRA FR 02:03:05
3. Felicity Sheedy-Ryan AUS AU 02:06:14
4. Jenny Schulz GER DE 02:06:20
5. Ana Burgos ESP ES 02:06:42
6. Katie Hewison GBR GB 02:07:10
7. Andrea Steyn RSA ZA 02:07:58
8. Ruth Van Der Meijden NED NL 02:08:37
9. Stefanie Bouma NED NL 02:10:53
10. Inmaculada Pereiro ESP ES 02:10:59

U23 Men

1. Etienne Diemunsch FRA FR 01:53:33
2. Matthew Gunby GBR GB 01:54:27
3. Oscar Vicente ESP ES 01:56:01
4. Felix Duchampt FRA FR 01:57:23
5. Ritchie Nicholls GBR GB 01:57:43
6. Tim Van Hemel BEL BE 01:58:36
7. Mark Threlfall GBR GB 01:58:41
8. Masaaki Kurihara JPN JP 02:03:10
9. Manuel Sölkner AUT AT 02:04:42
10. Shigeki Yoshida JPN JP 02:06:16

U23 Women

1. Sophie Coleman GBR GB 02:15:02
2. Lois Rosindale GBR GB 02:15:56
3. Alice Capone ITA IT 02:20:41
4. Ami Haishima JPN JP 02:24:12
5. Romana Slavinec AUT AT 02:25:51
6. Jessica Cecilia Berrones MEX MX 02:37:52
7. Nelmare Loubser RSA ZA 02:39:21

Junior Men

1. Uxio Abuin Ares ESP ES 01:03:52
2. Michael Gosman AUS AU 01:04:02
3. Jose Luis Cordova MEX MX 01:04:08
4. José Veiga POR PT 01:04:16
5. Hugo Alves POR PT 01:04:21
6. Johannes Hitzler GER DE 01:04:25
7. Matthias Steinwandter ITA IT 01:04:28
8. Vid Pucelj SLO SI 01:04:32
9. Luca Desideri ITA IT 01:04:41
10. Alberto Della Pasqua ITA IT 01:04:43

Junior Women

1. Sofie Hooghe BEL BE 01:12:44
2. Marjon Van Der Wansem NED NL 01:13:32
3. Liis-Grete Arro EST EE 01:16:15
4. Elinor Thorogood GBR GB 01:16:55
5. Cindy Schwulst RSA ZA 01:21:50
6. Chantelle Gallowitz RSA ZA 01:24:01
7. Danika Breet RSA ZA 01:24:32
8. Laune Meyer RSA ZA 01:26:32
9. Chrismi Marais RSA ZA 01:27:43

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