In the final stretch has been defined who would be the World Champion of the Gijón Duathlon 2011. The English Hewinson with a time of 2:02:45 followed by the German J.Schulz, 2:02:47, and completing the French Levenez podium, 2:02:54. Fifth place for Ainhoa Murua and Sixth for Ana Burgos
Today the Triathlon World Championship was held in Gijón, with different categories throughout the day, the Elite Feminine event began at 11:45 at the “Las Mestas” Stadium.
At the start of the race we could see the two Spanish Ainhoa Murua and Ana Burgos in the lead group with about ten triathletes. The favorite in the test, the French Sandra Levenez, marched in this group. At the beginning of the cycling segment, Ana Burgos dropped out of this first group. Ainhoa Murua marched practically the entire cycling route leading the race.
The transition was also very tight, with Lévenez starting the foot race first, followed by Hewinson and Schulz. Finally, the three who achieved the podium were in the lead. In an exciting final sprint on the finish line, the Englishwoman Hewinson finally won the title of Duathlon World Champion “I am really excited to have achieved this position, I did not expect it, it is very excited. Last year I had some problems with my training sessions and maybe not training as much as possible, but everything has gone well and now I am going home to rest.
The French Sandra Lévenez, was not so happy with the position obtained "between the two transitions in first place and hoped to achieve the first place, after finishing as runner-up last year in the duathlon world championship in Edinburgh, I had a a thorn in the back, I have trained for this test and I had high hopes of achieving first place on the podium, but again it will be I'll keep working "
Ainhoa Murua, after achieving the place for the London Olympics, only two weeks ago, and just landed in Spain, once again showed that she is a thoroughbred triathlete, fighting until the last moments. Ana Burgos had an excellent race on foot, falling behind the first group on the bike, but returning to climb positions in the race on foot, achieving this Top 10 in the World Championship.
In the U23 category that was played at the same time, the French Cassan Ferrier achieved first place, and 4 place for the Spanish María Ortega.