There were two familiar faces on the podium at the 2015 ITU Powerman Long Distance Duathlon World Championships in Switzerland over the weekend: Britain’s Emma Pooley and France’s Gaël Le Bellec both defended their 2014 titles.


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Former pro cyclist Pooley finished the challenging route (10km run/150km bike/30km) in 7:01:49, more than 10mins ahead of Germany’s Julia Viellehner who celebrated her 30th birthday on race day. Denmark’s Susanne Svendsen finished third.