John Levison8 Nov 2021

World Duathlon Champs: GB Sprint Distance Age-Group medals

It's 'scores on the doors' time for the British Age-Group team at Saturday's Sprint Distance Duathlon World Championships in Aviles.
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Originally scheduled to take place in Almere, the World Triathlon Duathlon Championships was moved to Aviles, Spain and held this past weekend. That represented a return to the venue of the 2016 championships.

Along with Elite, Under-23, Junior and Para racing, in this feature we profile the British Age-Group medals from Saturday’s Sprint Distance racing.

The 78 medals awarded went to 12 different nations, with Great Britain (24) just topping the hosts Spain (22) to claim the top spot in terms of medal volumes.

Fastest Age-Group athletes overall

Great Britain’s Sarah Grover (25-29) was the fastest female overall in the AG Sprint race. She needed to be too as that was still only enough to win her category by just seven seconds. In doing so, she retained the title she won two years ago in Pontevedra.

Spanish athletes filled all three top spots overall in the men’s race – all three athletes racing in the 25-29 category.

Great Britain’s Adam Dart was only 50 seconds slower – but the racing was so close, that was ‘only’ 15th place overall for the fastest GB athlete in the AG Sprint race. Adam finished fourth in the M20-24 division.

FEMALE

1st – Sarah Grover (GBR) – 1:09:19
2nd – Marie Hauer (GER) – 1:09:25
3rd – Isabella Luckie Piccolo (MEX) – 1:09:26

Marie Brush (GBR) – 1:12:14
Jane Eaton (GBR) – 1:12:43

MALE

1st – Juan Bautista Exposita Sierra (ESP) – 1:00:48
2nd – Estanislao Lorencio Fernandez (ESP) – 1:00:55
3rd – Ismael Vietez Porto (ESP) – 1:00:58

Adam Dart (GBR) – 1:01:38 (20-24)
Samuel Hopton (GBR) – 1:01:42 (30-34)
Dan Tate (GBR) – 1:01:53 (40-44)

World Triathlon Duathlon Championships Aviles, Spain – Saturday 6 November 2021
AGE-GROUP SPRINT: 5km / 20km / 2.5km

British Age-Group Medals (24)

GOLD (7)

  • Lucy Bednall – 16-19 Female AG Sprint
  • Sarah Grover – 25-29 Female AG Sprint
  • Marie Brush – 40-44 Female AG Sprint
  • Sarah Paterson – 50-54 Female AG Sprint
  • Chris Nicoll – 50-54 Male AG Sprint
  • Trish Barton – 55-59 Female AG Sprint
  • Jane Holmes – 65-69 Female AG Sprint

SILVER (9)

  • Ciara Broomfield – 16-19 Female AG Sprint
  • James Vaughan – 16-19 Male AG Sprint
  • Rachael Vatter – 20-24 Female AG Sprint
  • Jayne Baldwin – 55-59 Female AG Sprint
  • Shane Snow – 55-59 Male AG Sprint
  • Hilary Markland – 60-64 Female AG Sprint
  • Sue Clarke – 65-69 Female AG Sprint
  • Phil Hurr – 65-69 Male AG Sprint
  • George Clare – 70-74 Male AG Sprint

BRONZE (8)

  • Abigail Scales – 20-24 Female AG Sprint
  • Kelly Thorneycroft – 30-34 Female AG Sprint
  • Jane Eaton – 40-44 Female AG Sprint
  • Robert White – 45-49 Male AG Sprint
  • Sally Waterman – 60-64 Female AG Sprint
  • Stephen Valentine – 60-64 Male AG Sprint
  • Peter Ward – 70-74 Male AG Sprint
  • Bryan Smale – 80-84 Male AG Sprint