From the beginning Pallant stayed with the leading group, which by T2 had reduced in size to five athletes who were never threatened and it was a case of five athletes chasing three medals. Then with just 2.5km of the final run remaining Pallant pulled away take a second consecutive title.


“I never feel safe on the bike, I don’t quite relax until I’ve got my running shoes on, but I’m so happy to defend my title,” she said.

Emma Pallant and Ben Dijkstra win 2015 World Duathlon titles

Emma Pallant: “Triathlon has taught me I always have to fight”

 A great performance from Alex Yee saw Great Britain retain the ITU Duathlon Junior World Championship, while Kate Waugh added to the weekend elite medal haul with silver in the Junior Women’s race.