Frederiksen and Dapena Gonzalez fantastic at Fyn Long Distance Worlds

Helle Frederiksen thrilled the Danish crowd with a home-country win, while Pablo Dapena Gonzalez took the men's race at the ITU Long Distance World Championship in Fyn, Denmark.

| July 14, 2018 | NEWS

Denmark\'s Helle Frederiksen wins the ITU Long Distance World Championship in her home country.

Denmark's Helle Frederiksen wins the ITU Long Distance World Championship in her home country.

Photo >Wagner Araujo | ITU

An emotional Helle Frederiksen led almost from start to finish as she thrilled the home-country crowd with a huge win at the ITU Long Distance World Championship in Fyn, Denmark. In the men's race Spain's Pablo Dapena Gonzalez surged ahead during the four-lap run to take the men's race.

Frederiksen powers to the win

Another Dane, Camilla Pedersen, led the women out of the water, but she was accompanied by three others - Australia's Annabel Luxford, Frederiksen and Chile's Babara Riveros.

Those four would stay together on the bike, with Frederiksen working hard at the front for long portions of the race trying to drop Riveros, who is renowned for her running skills.

Riveros hung tough, though, and actually led the group of four out of transition, but Frederiksen moved ahead within a kilometer and pushed the rest of the way to stay in front and take the win. Riveros would remain in second through the line, while Luxford rounded out the podium.

“That’s a dream come true. We had a strong field today and I wanted so badly to win. To become a world champion in Denmark, I am speechless,” said Frederiksen.

Dapena Gonzalez on the run

Estonia's Marko Albert led the way out of the water, but he had Dapena Gonzalez and Switzerland's Ruedi Wild on his heels. Albert continued to lead the way on the bike, but was joined at the front by Dapena Gonzalez, Wild and France's Kevin Maurel. Wild made his move towards the end of the bike and led the way into T2. Italy's Giulio Molinari joined the chase group heading into T2, setting up a battle for the win on the run.

That battle went to Dapena Gonzalez, who made his mark early in the run and held that lead right to the line, with Wild in second and Albert taking third.

“It’s amazing, I have no words. To take the win today is unbelievable. I was just behind Marko Albert in the water, I was just behind Marko Albert on the bike and I pushed hard on the run. It’s really amazing, I am really happy today,” said the World Champion.

ITU Long Distance World Championship | Women

July 14, 2018 | Fyn, Denmark

Name

Country

Overall

3 km Swim

121 km Bike

30 km Run

1

Helle Frederiksen

DEN

5:49:04

0:39:35

3:09:23

1:56:27

2

Barbara Riveros

CHI

5:51:22

0:39:43

3:09:25

1:57:35

3

Annabel Luxford

AUS

5:55:47

0:39:38

3:09:22

2:03:10

4

Camilla Pedersen

DEN

5:59:21

0:39:40

3:09:28

2:06:37

5

Maja Stage Nielsen

DEN

6:08:29

0:44:47

3:11:05

2:08:56

6

Alexandra Tondeur

BEL

6:09:26

0:45:39

3:18:09

2:01:37

7

Gurutze Frades Larralde

ESP

6:12:18

0:48:51

3:14:33

2:04:27

8

Michelle Vesterby

DEN

6:14:38

0:44:02

3:11:41

2:14:31

9

Pernille Thalund

DEN

6:14:48

0:42:35

3:13:19

2:14:17

10

Anna Noguera

ESP

6:15:47

0:45:25

3:18:28

2:07:50

11

Hanna Maksimava

BLR

6:19:30

0:44:40

3:26:32

2:04:07

12

Heini Hartikainen

FIN

6:25:09

0:48:48

3:21:00

2:10:55

13

Dimity-Lee Duke

AUS

6:27:24

0:48:51

3:19:33

2:14:25

14

Jenny Nilsson

SWE

6:28:24

0:48:55

3:29:38

2:05:33

15

Akiko Inaba

JPN

6:43:11

0:45:26

3:28:46

2:24:36

16

Nagiho Ishida

JPN

7:16:53

0:45:23

4:01:25

2:24:42

DNF

Ana Filipa Santos

POR

DNF

0:47:04

0:00:00

0:00:00

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Name

Country

Overall

3 km Swim

121 km Bike

30 km Run

1

Pablo Dapena Gonzalez

ESP

5:19:30

0:36:56

2:51:19

1:47:39

2

Ruedi Wild

SUI

5:22:13

0:37:27

2:50:12

1:50:53

3

Marko Albert

EST

5:22:27

0:36:54

2:51:34

1:50:33

4

Kévin Maurel

FRA

5:25:24

0:39:01

2:49:19

1:53:33

5

Giulio Molinari

ITA

5:26:10

0:38:58

2:49:06

1:54:18

6

Mathias Lyngso Petersen

DEN

5:29:19

0:37:21

2:50:41

1:56:55

7

Kristian Hogenhaug

DEN

5:29:38

0:40:48

2:52:10

1:52:44

8

Viktor Zyemtsev

UKR

5:31:52

0:40:17

2:56:50

1:51:05

9

Cyril Viennot

FRA

5:32:08

0:38:58

2:54:06

1:55:21

10

Anders Christensen

DEN

5:32:11

0:40:48

2:52:18

1:55:09

11

Morten Brammer Olesen

DEN

5:35:48

0:40:47

2:56:19

1:54:10

12

Nikolay Yaroshenko

RUS

5:38:13

0:37:13

2:59:53

1:56:51

13

Anton Blokhin

BLR

5:38:29

0:40:18

2:56:52

1:57:45

14

Aliaksandr Vasilevich

BLR

5:41:00

0:39:49

2:57:08

2:00:17

15

Oliver Korfitsen

DEN

5:42:50

0:39:54

2:56:46

2:01:16

16

Philippe Lamberty

LUX

5:43:03

0:40:14

2:56:49

2:02:06

17

Kristian Hindjaer

DEN

5:48:08

0:40:17

2:56:34

2:06:56

18

Tuomas Lampainen

FIN

5:51:09

0:42:53

3:01:25

2:01:44

19

Kim Harju

FIN

5:54:39

0:40:15

2:56:54

2:13:20

20

Frank Sorbara

CAN

5:56:06

0:40:49

3:05:02

2:04:54

21

Kaito Tohara

JPN

5:57:01

0:43:40

3:09:04

1:59:45

22

Alexandru Diaconu

ROU

6:05:35

0:43:14

3:12:08

2:05:54

23

Ilkka Utriainen

FIN

6:06:42

0:43:49

3:10:53

2:06:58

24

Thomas Roos

USA

6:08:19

0:37:09

3:13:03

2:13:26

25

Jonas Orarback

SWE

6:21:46

0:48:17

3:12:07

2:17:04

26

John Hirsch

USA

6:49:43

0:43:45

3:33:09

2:28:24

DNF

Denis Sketako

SLO

DNF

0:45:26

0:00:00

0:00:00

DNF

Ryosuke Yamamoto

JPN

DNF

0:40:10

0:00:00

0:00:00

DNF

Emilio Aguayo

ESP

DNF

0:37:24

0:00:00

0:00:00

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