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New Forest's Mick Anglim storms to Duathlon Middle Distance World Championship in Denmark

NEW Forest Cycling Club and Hardley Runners’ Mick Anglim has become a world champion for the third time after wining the Duathlon Middle Distance World Championship.

Anglim crossed the line more than five minutes ahead of his closest competitor in 3:54:01.

Anglim earned his 25th international medal while competing for Great Britain in the International Duathlon Championship in Viborg, Denmark.

Mick is congratulated by runner-up Richard File
Mick is congratulated by runner-up Richard File

The race consisted of two 10k runs, each involving three convoluted laps with several sections of rough cobbles up and down a hill on which the town centre sits. The two runs sandwiched a 60km cycling course over two hilly laps with three sections of rough cobbles.

The total climb over the 80kms was more than 2,000 feet, and the bike course was brutally windy.

Evergreen Anglim won the M75 world title by more than five minutes for his 12th International Duathlon gold medal. The win completed a set of M75 golds, including national, British, European and world titles won over the past few weeks.

A delighted Anglim said: “I was particularly pleased to beat second-placed Alain Moenne-Loccoz of France and third-placed Richard File of GB.

“Alain is the reigning M75 European duathlon champion for sprint and standard distances, while Richard has been world and European champion eight times.

“I’m making the most of being a youngster in the M75 category, and I still have six more International Duathlon Championships this year.”

The victory gives the New Forest-based athlete automatic qualification to the GB squad for the 2023 Middle Distance World Championships.

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