[Press and Public Relations] Gold Medal for University Athlete

October 2001

No 138

A member of the University of Leicester Library has just scooped a gold medal in the World Duathlon Championships, held on 14-16 September in Rimini in Italy.

Chris Mawer improved on her last year’s bronze medal in a gruelling succession of events, beginning with a ten kilometre run followed by a 42 kilometre technical bike course and concluding with a further five kilometre run.

The Duathlon is governed under the auspices of the International Triathlon Union as a multisport event.

Chris Mawer, GB Age-Group competitor in FV (45-49) age-group, said: “Racing for Britain at the Worlds was a fantastic experience. Triathlon and duathlon (like Masters swimming) has age-group divisions universally applied. All ages and sexes compete over the same race but medals are awarded within individual age-groups.

“All British athletes racing abroad are members of the British Triathlon Association. We were one of the largest teams represented. The USA is always very stiff competition for Britain, and despite the tragic events of September 11th their team had many quality athletes.

“This year Britain received more medals than any other country with an amazing age-group medals haul of 13 (eight Gold, one Silver and four Bronze).”

Note to press: Further information and official pictures are available from Ms Chris Mawer, telephone 0116 252 2037, facsimile 0116 252 2066, email cm33@le.ac.uk.

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