Emma Pooley, the British lady living in Hausen am Albis in the canton Zurich and the Russian Maxim Kuzmin win on Sunday at the 29th Powerman Zofingen the 2017 ITU Powerman Long Distance Duathlon World Championships. Pooley sets a fabulous new record: She wins the world championship title for the fourth time in a row. She arrived 27 minutes in front of Miriam Van Reijen (NL), closely followed by Katrin Esefeld (GER). Best Swiss lady in fourth place was Nina Zoller (Chur). Kuzmin’s win, last year’s fifth, was a surprise for a lot of people. He finished about 85 seconds in front of last year’s winner Seppe Odeyn (Bel). Third place, as last year, went to Søren Bystrup (DEN). Best Swiss athlet became Rolf Wermelinger (Kirchenthurnen/BE) in sixth place. There was no new track record this year. Over all there where around 1‘300 competitors over the whole Powerman Zofingen weekend which was about one hundred less than in the last two years.
Text/picture: Raphael Galliker
Hundreds of pictures from Sunday you find here:
podium 29th Powerman Zofingen, 2017 Zofingen ITU Powerman Long Distance Duathlon World Championships (10 km running/150 km cycling/30 km running)
1. Maxim Kuzmin (RUS) 6:31.04,7. 2. Seppe Odeyn (BEL) 6:32.30,0. 3. Søren Bystrup (DEN) 6:34.52,7.
1. Emma Pooley (GBR) 7:21.04,7. 2. Miriam Van Reijen (NED) 7:48.19,9. 3. Katrin Esefeld (GER) 7:49.05,8.