Congratulations to Lucy Gossage for winning Silver at the ITU Powerman Long Distance Duathlon World Championships in Zofingen, Switzerland one of the iconic, long-standing and incredibly tough races on the annual long distance calendar.

After leading in a group of three at the end of the opening 10km run, Lucy was soon in a battle to maintain close order with the hard riding Eva Nyström (SWE). Nyström is an experienced athlete in Zofingen, second in 2007, 2008 and 2011. Gossage was to reach T2 around seven minutes in arrears of the flying Swede, but, with 30km of running ahead and with great form on the run this year, that was not a foregone conclusion.

Lucy did manage to close the gap slightly over the tough final run, but Nyström was holding firm after that excellent bike leg to come home just over four minutes clear of Gossage to finally take her first Zofingen crown.

Extract taken from TRI247 full story and results.