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Waterford women win gold medals at Duathalon World Championships

Waterford women win gold medals at Duathalon World Championships Waterford women win gold medals at Duathalon World Championships
Mary O'Neill

Waterford athletes Diane Behan and Siobhan Kennedy have won three gold medals between them at the Duathlon World Championships in Romania this weekend.

Both women spoke to Damien on Déise Today, live from Romania.

A duathlon involves a run, a cycle, and another run to finish.

There were two different distances: the Standard duathlon which comprises a 10k run, 40k cycle and 5k run, and the Sprint distance was half that.

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Siobhán Kennedy took part the standard event on the Friday, followed by the Sprint event on Saturday, and took Gold in her age category (60 to 64) for both events.

Meanwhile Diane Behan was the overall winner by 12 seconds in the Standard Distance event for her age category, (50  to 54 year olds).

Siobhán Kennedy told Damien that she went to the event expecting to only run won race, so the second Gold was "the icing on the cake."

While Diane explained her training regime and said she was thrilled with her timing on the day.

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You can listen to their full conversation with Damien through the link in this podcast.

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