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GB Age-Group medals: Duathlon World’s – Sprint Distance

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Carl Avery and Naomi Eaton are the fastest Brits in Penticton


Scores on the doors from the ITU Sprint Duathlon World Championships…

A little delayed in reporting on this one (apologies, Tri247 Twitter followers will know that Mr Editor has been over at IRONMAN Kalmar in recent days), but here is our first roundup from the Penticton ITU Multisport Festival in Canada, where the first events were the ITU Duathlon World Championships. Great Britain had something on a medal-fest in the Elite races (report HERE), across Elite, U23 and Juniors. Here are the results from the Age-Group Sprint Duathlon.

The fastest man overall was Carl Avery (30-34), who was hoping for selection for the Elite team he raced in last year. The fastest British female was Naomi Eaton, who was third fastest female Age-Group athlete en route to taking Gold in the 30-34 division. That meant that Naomi stepped up one position from the Silver she gained last year in Aviles, Spain.


Top 3 fastest overall British athletes:


  1. Carl Avery – 58:03 (30-34 Gold)
  2. Robert Lightowler – 58:32 (20-24 Gold)
  3. Nick Samuels – 59:40 (35-39 Gold)


  1. Naomi Eaton (30-34 Gold)
  2. Samantha Fawcett (30-34 Silver)
  3. Jacqui Phillips (50-54 Silver) **

(** That was Jacqui’s 15th ITU/ETU podium finish)


Penticton ITU Duathlon World Championships – Saturday 19th August 2017
Age Group Sprint – 5km / 20km / 2.5km

Great Britain Age-Group Medals – Sprint Distance Duathlon (20)

Gold (6)

  • Robert Lightowler – 20-24 Male AG Sprint
  • Naomi Eaton -30-34 Female AG Sprint
  • Carl Avery – 30-34 Male AG Sprint
  • Nick Samuels – 35-39 Male AG Sprint
  • Nick Shasha – 40-44 Male AG Sprint
  • Wayne Aylesbury – 50-54 Male AG Sprint

Silver (9)

  • Rachael Vatter – 20-24 Female AG Sprint
  • Adam Thorpe – 20-24 Male AG Sprint
  • Josie Cram – 25-29 Female AG Sprint
  • Samantha Fawcett – 30-34 Female AG Sprint
  • Jo Billings – 40-44 Female AG Sprint
  • Robert White – 40-44 Male AG Sprint
  • Jacqui Phillips – 50-54 Female AG Sprint
  • Heather Lambert – 60-64 Female AG Sprint
  • Mick Anglim – 70-74 Male AG Sprint

Bronze (5)

  • Jake Stephenson – 16-19 Male AG Sprint\
  • Mark Jarvis – 40-44 Male AG Sprint
  • Michael Buchallet – 45-49 Male AG Sprint
  • Cathy Dawson – 50-54 Female AG Sprint
  • Paula Fisher – 60-64 Female AG Sprint


John Levison
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John Levison
TRI247's Chief Correspondent, John has been involved in triathlon for well over 30 years, 15 of those writing on these pages, whilst he can also be found commentating for events across the UK.
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