Pierre Le Corre crowned long distance world champion in Samorin • World Triathlon

World-class champs lined up in Samorin, Slovakia to chase world titles and medals in the 2022 Long Distance Triathlon World Championships. The event was part of the 2022 Samorin Triathlon Multisport World Championships which included the Collins Cup and Professional Triathlon Organization (PTO) age group races.

Pierre Le Corre (FRA) won the World Long Distance Triathlon title in Samorin with an amazing run to win the gold medal. germany Florian Angert displayed a strong swim and bike setup and maintained a strong second place finish on the run to win silver at the long distance championships. It was a brilliant day for Germany with Frederic Funck cross the line to take bronze.

Lucy Charles Barclay returned to racing today after injury and presented the perfect race to take the tape and was crowned long distance triathlon world champion in Slovakia. Emma Pallant-Browne showed her class as she raced to chase second place and won the silver medal at the World Championships in Samorin. Sarissa de Vries, the 2021 long distance triathlon world champion, won bronze in Samorin today.

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Men’s report
In the men’s race, Frenchman Pierre Le Corre and South African Jamie Riddle widened a gap in the 2km swim, to emerge from the water ahead of the peloton. Le Corre and Riddle were the first of the elite men through the first transition of the day and onto the 80km bike course of the 2022 Long Distance Triathlon World Championships.

During the early stages of the fast and flat bike course, Germany’s Florian Angert, who won here at the same race venue in 2021 Championship race, pushed for the lead, Le Corre rode second and Riddle sat third. The young South African has shown fantastic form through swimming and the early stages of cycling to ride with Le Corre and Angert. German Frederic Func moved up to third with Italian Gregory Barnaby in fourth. Frenchman Clément Mignon was chasing the leaders in fifth position. Belgian Christophe De Keyser and Frenchman Denis Chevrot finished sixth and seventh respectively.

Midway through the bike segment, Swede Robert Kallin was eighth and Riddle held on to ninth, in a stacked field of experienced long-distance athletes.

Australian Tim Reed, long course athletics champion, was forced to abandon the race due to a mechanical problem at the start of the bike course.

Angert showed outstanding form on the bike to approach the final transition of the day in the lead.

Le Corre, who won silver in the individual European Championship race in Munich last weekend, started the 18km race and caught Angert at the fourth kilometer to take the lead. The elite French triathlete seemed like a force to be reckoned with on the Samorin running course.

The experienced Angert was running strong in second, trying to chase the Frenchman for the long distance world title. German Frederic Func moved from seventh to third on the final stage of the race with Italian Gergory Barnaby in fourth.

In the last part of the race, Le Corre increased his stride to run away with the victory in Samorin and crowned the 2022 long distance triathlon world champion, in his debut in this distance, at world championship level.

“I’m so happy to win today, it was a very tough race, especially on the bike. I tried to hold off the German guys, they were pushing great power. I was in front for the first 15 kilometers but I couldn’t keep up for the last 25km. I tried to stay consistent. I knew I was at the end of the bike, I had 55 seconds, so I knew I could do it today.

“I didn’t feel very well during the race, I was a bit worried that I would have cramps, so I was trying to keep my pace. I was really happy to take the lead in the 4 km, it’s incredible .

“I really like this kind of distance, I really want to try to start the PTO circuit if I can. I also want to stay in the Olympic distance, I want to do both,” said Le Corre.

Germany’s Angert, who led for most of the bike stage, crossed the finish line in second place and won the silver medal at the long distance championships.

“It might be the hardest middle distance race you can do, it’s so demanding.”

“I tried to be consistent on the run and happy to get the silver here,” Angert said.

It was a fantastic day for Germany with a thrilled Frederic Func, who rode a thrilling run to claim bronze at the 2022 Long Distance Triathlon World Championships in Samorin.

“I’m really happy with the bronze medal, I made the most of my day.” says Func.

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