Aviles preps for Duathlon World Champs

By Erin Greene | 01 Dec, 2015

In preparation for the 2016 Aviles ITU Duathlon World Championships, the Spanish city hosted an official presentation for next year’s international event, which is slated for June 3-5. 

ITU President and IOC Member Marisol Casado was on site for the presentation, where she was joined by Aviles Mayor Mariví Monteserín, and Spanish Triathlon Federation President José Hidalgo.

“The Spanish National Championships have been held here in Aviles in preparation for next year’s World Championship race, which will be very helpful in hosting a successful event,” Casado said. “The course will be centered around the beautiful Niemeyer Centre, and that’s one of the values that we spread also in the IOC - the union of sport and culture.”

Monteserín thanked ITU for its support to host the next Duathlon World Championships in Aviles, saying: “Thank you for believing in the project and in our ability to host a Championship of this magnitude. I assure you that we will rise to the challenge. The city will be prepared for the occasion, as this great sporting event deserves. It is a city project which will involve all the institutions.

After the press conference, both Casado and Monteserín led the first meeting of the Organizing Committee of the 2016 World Duathlon Championship.

Race organisers have proposed holding the race around the city’s scenic Niemeyer Centre and the surrounding Ria de Aviles as acting as neuralgic axes. The World Championships is expected to attract an estimated 1,400 duathletes from 40 different countries.

Also in attendance at the presentation was Vicente Dominguez, Deputy Minister of Culture; Ana Hevia, Aviles’ councillor for Sports;  Santiago Rodriguez Vega, president of the Port Authority; Carlos Cuadros, the general director of Centro Niemeyer; Sharon Calderon, president of the Asturian Federation of Triathlon, and Jorge Garcia, the Spanish Federation’s Director of Competitions; among others.

Related Event: 2016 Aviles ITU Duathlon World Championships
04 - Jun, 2016 • event pageall results
Results: Elite Men
1. Richard Murray RSA 01:42:18
2. Emilio Martin ESP 01:42:35
3. Jorik Van Egdom NED 01:42:41
4. Seth Totten USA 01:42:55
5. Benjamin Choquert FRA 01:43:07
6. Moussa Karich BRN 01:43:22
7. Sergey Yakovlev RUS 01:43:23
8. Benoit Nicolas FRA 01:43:42
9. Yohan Le Berre FRA 01:45:08
10. Carl Avery GBR 01:45:36
Results: Elite Women
1. Emma Pallant GBR 01:56:45
2. Andrea Steyn RSA 01:56:52
3. Margarita Garcia Cañellas ESP 01:57:17
4. Lisa Sieburger GER 01:57:46
5. Sandrina Illes AUT 01:57:48
6. Giorgia Priarone ITA 02:00:45
7. Ana Filipa Santos POR 02:01:57
8. Julie Chuberre Dode FRA 02:02:06
9. Lesley Smit NED 02:02:25
10. Ilse Geldhof BEL 02:03:02
Results: U23 Men
1. Jorik Van Egdom NED 01:42:41
2. Daniel Canala AUS 01:45:44
3. João Pedro Ferreira Pereira POR 01:46:07
4. Max Schröter GER 01:46:17
5. Rafael Domingos POR 01:49:18
6. Raul Manso ESP 01:51:10
7. Ryuichiro Misu JPN 01:56:53
LAP. Attila Daniel ROU LAP
LAP. Sosuke Hikino JPN LAP
DNF. Richard Horton GBR DNF
Results: U23 Women
1. Claudia Luna ESP 02:04:16
2. Noelia Juan ESP 02:08:09
LAP. Claudia Montagut Sanz ESP LAP
LAP. Rita Lopes POR LAP
DNF. Natalia Fischer Egusquiza ESP DNF
Results: Junior Men
1. Alex Yee GBR 00:51:40
2. Alberto Gonzalez Garcia ESP 00:51:50
3. Javier Lluch Perez ESP 00:52:06
4. Noah Servais BEL 00:52:09
5. Arnaud Dely BEL 00:52:18
6. Andres Cendan Llorens ESP 00:53:51
7. Arnaud Mengal BEL 00:53:59
8. Francisco Luis POR 00:54:07
9. Juan Caro Guillem ESP 00:54:09
10. Tiago Leão POR 00:54:14
Results: Junior Women
1. Delia Sclabas SUI 00:58:55
2. Kate Waugh GBR 00:59:14
3. Madalena Amaral Almeida POR 00:59:16
4. Francesca Crestani ITA 01:02:06
5. Sharon Belén García ESP 01:02:11
6. Serena O'Connor GBR 01:02:28
7. Itzel Arroyo Aquino MEX 01:02:41
8. Edymar Daniely Brea Abreu VEN 01:03:51
9. Carlotta Bonacina ITA 01:04:25
10. Maude Elaine Le Roux RSA 01:05:35
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