Powerman Zofingen Long Distance Duathlon World Champs Update

Gaël Le Bellec (FRA) and Petra Eggenschwiler (SUI) take victory at the 2018 Powerman Zofingen, where eight British Age-Group athletes secured ITU Long Distance Duathlon World Championship medals

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Zofingen victories go to France and Switzerland

Eight British Age-Group podiums at the LD Duathlon World Championships

The infamous Powerman Zofingen in Switzerland, the ITU Long Distance Duathlon World Championships had a different look to it on Sunday – because Great Britain’s Emma Pooley, wasn’t there. With the four-time consecutive winner (2014-17 inclusive) absent, the door was open for a new champion.

Powerman Zofingen 2018

With Emma’s absence through injury, Great Britain’s sole representative in the women’s Elite race was Flora Colledge, an Age-Group winner in Zofingen laast year. Flora was stepping up to the Elite race after a great season which has included Age-Group Gold at the Powerman Middle Distance European Championships, ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships, winning the Swissman Xtreme Triathlon and third at Norseman. Clearly, an athlete who likes a tough race. Flora would finish sixth.

The race saw a Swiss one-two, with Petra Eggenschwiler, who finished sixth over three consecutive years, 2013/14/15, but was unable to race for the last two editions.

Powerman Zofingen 2018

The men’s Elite race saw a third win for Gaël Le Bellec (FRA) to add to his title from 2014 and 2015. He finished just over two and half minutes clear of another French athlete, Yannick Cadalen.

Powerman Zofingen 2018

Zofingen ITU Powerman LD Duathlon World Championships – Sunday 2nd September 2018
10km run / 150km bike / 30km run


1st – Gaël Le Bellec (FRA) – 6:07:50
2nd – Yannick Cadalen (FRA) – 6:10:29
3rd – Felix Köhler (GER) – 6:12:42
4th – Maxim Kuzmin (RUS) – 6:16:12
5th – Denis Sketako (SLO) – 6:23:06

DNF – Julian Lings (GBR)


1st – Petra Eggenschwiler (SUI) – 7:00:39
2nd – Melanie Maurer (SUI) – 7:22:42
3rd – Antonia Reznikov (ISR) – 7:24:20
4th – Nina Zoller (SUI) – 7:35:25
5th – Daniella Schwarz (SUI) – 7:36:52
6th – Flora Colledge (GBR) – 7:39:39


GOLD (2)

  • Jane Ritchie – F55-59
  • Richard File – M70-74


  • Karen Haley – F55-59
  • Graham Johnston – M55-59


  • Lise Soerensen – F35-39
  • Catriona Kemeny – F40-44
  • Fiona Carter – F45-49
  • Stuart Hall – M50-54
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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