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World Du: GB AG Sprint medals
Posted by: John Levison
Posted on: Wednesday 8th June 2016


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GB Age-Group podium results from Spain: World AG Sprint Duathlon Championships

This past weekend your Editor had a few very enjoyable days in Aviles, Northern Spain, watching and supoorting at the 2016 ITU Duathlon World Championships. Along with the Gold medals of Emma Pallant and Alex Yee in the Elite and Elite Junior races respectively, a typically large Great Britain Age-Group entry was present with approaching 400 athletes racing in the Sprint (5km / 20km / 2.5km) and Standard Distance (10km / 40km / 5km) events. Hopefully many of you enjoyed / have been enjoying our extensive coverage / videos and images on our Facebook and Twitter social media channels.

For the Sprint distance race, this was the first year of that distance being held in draft-legal format, something we featured earlier this year.

Related Article: Draft-Legal Age-Group racing - are you ready?

Here are the 'scores on the doors' wtih respect to British podium finishers in the SPRINT race, where 24 medals were collected.

(For the medal roundup from the Standard Distance race >>> CLICK HERE).

A few notables...

  • The fastest British female athlete overall was Emma Taylor (Gold, 25-29), who was the fourth fastest athlete overall in 1:10:18.
  • The fastest British male athlete overall was Thomas Crouch (Bronze, 30-34), who was also the fourth fastest athlete overall in 1:00:25.
  • Gwen Kinsey (Gold, 40-44) had a busy day - as she was a (very) late notice stand-in to join the Emma Pallant, Danny Russell and Carl Avery in the Mixed Team Relay event later in the day, where the team added a Silver.
  • Rodger Wilkins (Gold, 40-44) and Cathy Dawson (Gold, 45-49) won their categories by just one second.
  • Both Cathy Dawson and Wayne Aylesbury (50-54) also won the Sprint distance event earlier this year at the European Championships in Kalkar, Germany, to hold both titles in the same year.

ITU Duathlon World Championships, Aviles, Spain - Sunday 5th June 2016
AGE-GROUP SPRINT (Draft-Legal) - 5km / 20km / 2.5km

GOLD (9)

Blythe Fourie 16-19 Female
Harrison Smith 16-19 Male
Emma Taylor 25-29 Female
Gwen Kinsey 40-44 Female
Rodger Wilkins 40-44 Male
Cathy Dawson 45-49 Female
Wayne Aylesbury 50-54 Male
Jane Holmes 60-64 Female
Edward Snelling 70-74 Male

SILVER (8)

Cameron Richardson 16-19 Male
Zoe Levin 20-24 Female
Jennifer Douglas 25-29 Female
Naomi Eaton 30-34 Female
Sarah Gill 50-54 Female
Sharon Bardsley 60-64 Female
Christine Sleight 65-69 Female
Alan Churcher 70-74 Male

BRONZE (7)

Elliot Lassiter 16-19 Male
Anna Weaver 30-34 Female
Thomas Crouch 30-34 Male
Jo Billings 40-44 Female
Heather Lambert 55-59 Female
Wendy Read 60-64 Female
David Butt 60-64 Male

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