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Kula-Przezwanski and Hall win age group world titles in Spain

HELEN Kula-Przezwanski and Stuart Hall both won titles at the International Triathlon Union (ITU) Multi-Sport World Championships in Spain.

The north-west city of Pontevedra hosted the duathlon, cross triathlon, aquathlon, aquabike and long distance triathlon championship events.

Tavistock Triathlon Club member Kula-Przezwanski, who swims for Caradon SC and runs for Tavistock AC, claimed victory in the women’s 60-64 age group aquathlon.

She added the world title to the European 55-59 age group crown she won last year.

Kula-Przezwanski’s swimming proved decisive as she finished 19 seconds ahead of fellow British athlete Jane Bell to top the podium.

Former Commonwealth Games marathon runner Hall won gold in the 55-59 age group duathlon in Spain.

The Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service staff athlete completed his run, bike, run event in 2:05.26. He beat Japan’s Chiba Kosuke by one-and-a-half minutes to take the title.

Hall had previously won the 2011 and 2012 world duathlon titles in the 45-49 age group.

Meanwhile, Plymouth Tri Club’s Ken Holder was close to medalling in the long distance triathlon.

Holder finished fifth in the men’s 45-49 age group. He did finish as first Brit in a time of 6:11.41 but narrowly missed out on making the podium.

He said: “Everything went perfect, pacing/nutrition/swim/bike and run, I just could not have raced any harder. The body can only do what it can do.”

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