Emma Pooley and Seppe Odeyn triumphant at the 28th Powerman Zofingen Long Distance Duathlon World Championships.
Emma Pooley, the British lady living in Hausen am Albis in the canton Zurich and the Belgian Seppe Odeyn won on Sunday at the 28th Powerman Zofingen the 2016 ITU Powerman Long Distance Duathlon World Championships.
The intense 2016 Zofingen ITU Powerman Long Distance Duathlon World Championships lived up to its name as the toughest duathlon in the world (10 km running/150 km cycling/30 km running) as it gathered the world’s best duathletes and put them to the test.
Olympian and previous 2x Champion Emma Pooley proved to be in a class of her own as she dominated the women’s competition. Emma Pooley of Great Britain finished the race in 7:06:16 followed by Nina Brenn/CH who came in 7:17:17. Susanne Svendsen/DEN wrapped up the women’s podium as she gets third with a 7:31:42 finish time.
Pooley also sets a new record as she wins the world championship title for the third time in a row.
In the men’s race it was Seppe Odeyn/BEL who emerged as the new world champion as he finished the race in 6:23:43. Felix Köhler/GER and Søren Bystrup/DEN came in second and third with a 6:28:55 and 6:33:48 finish time, respectively.
Over all there where around 1‘400 competitors over the whole Powerman Zofingen weekend which was about the same amount as last year.
Image Credits :
Cover Photo : Raphi G. Carlito Speedy
Content : Raphael Galliker