Ny verdensmester fra Varegg

Jon Albon utmaøvrerte alle under Trail World Championchips i portugisiske Mirandha do Corvo lørdag. Henriette Albon viste også klasse og var det sterkeste kvinneløperen fra Norge.

Jon uttalte følgende til British Athletics etter løpet: “World champion – it sounds pretty good. The race was pretty controlled in the first 7km as that was relatively flat but as we got to the top of the first climb and a technical downhill, the field was blown open. The Swiss guy went off, and I just sat in fifth or sixth and kept working. I squeezed into second at the next climb, but probably went into the lead right at the top of the course.

“I’d run out of water with about 10 / 15 km to go, but I decided to just go for it and try and hang on. I dipped my cap in the rivers on the way down to keep me cool. I think if I’d had another 5 or 10km to go, I’d have been in trouble, but fortunately, I held on.”

Albon also led the men’s team to the overall silver medal behind France. Carl Bell (Keswick) and Andrew Davies (Steve Vernon, Stockport) were the next to follow, both confirming their places in the top 20 following fine displays around the challenging course.

Vi gratulerer Jon og Henriette!