Britain’s Emma Pooley crowned 2015 ITU Powerman Long Distance Duathlon World Champ

There were two familiar faces on the podium at the 2015 ITU Powerman Long Distance Duathlon World Championships in Switzerland over the weekend: Britain’s Emma Pooley and France’s Gaël Le Bellec both defended their 2014 titles.


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Former pro cyclist Pooley finished the challenging route (10km run/150km bike/30km) in 7:01:49, more than 10mins ahead of Germany’s Julia Viellehner who celebrated her 30th birthday on race day. Denmark’s Susanne Svendsen finished third.

Gael Le Bellec wins ITU Powerman Long Distance Duathlon World Champs 2015

In the men’s race, Le Bellec finished the route in 6:20:36, more than 4mins ahead of Belgium’s Seppe Odeyn, who jumped on the podium with second. Denmark’s Søren Bystrup repeated his third place from last year. Overall there where more than 1,400 competitors over the whole Powerman Zofingen weekend.

(Images: Raphael Galliker)


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