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Phillips has whole world in her hands
12:23pm Thursday 12th June 2014 in Sport
JACQUI Phillips ended her quest for a major title with victory at the World Duathlon Championships.
The 47-year-old, who is joint founder member of Kidderminster and Stourport Triathlon (TRiKS) dominated the 45 to 49 age section in Pontevedra, Spain.
Phillips had already won several European titles and came second in the World Triathlon Championships last year, so finally taking the ultimate prize felt good.
She said: “It feels really good to win a World title.
“I have won European titles but there is something special about this one.
“It was the first time I have been to this event and there was a lot of people taking part.”
Competitors tackled a five kilometre run, a 20km bike ride, and concluded with a 2.5km run.
She excelled in the cycle section, setting the fastest overall time for women by completing it in 25 minutes.
TRiKS also had numerous members taking part, with Chris Morris (24th), Alister Brown (27th), Catherine Coley (7th) and Dave Bennett (14th) securing good positions in their age sections.
Phillips is also targeting another tilt at gold at the World Triathlon Championships in Canada in August.
She added: “I want another crack at the World Triathlon Championships. I am getting a bit older and it takes longer to recover.”
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