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Swiss takes duathlon world championship title

Nicola Spirig is proud to have won her first world championship title

(Keystone)

Eighteen-year-old Swiss high school student, Nicola Spirig, has won her first world championship title.

Spirig who is from Winkel in canton Zürich came first in the duathlon championships in Calais. The competition consisted of a 10 kilometre run, 40 kilometres by bike and a five kilometre run to finish.

Britain's Lesley Paterson came second, while the Swede, Jessica Mayon came third.

Spirig's latest title will be added to an already impressive collection of medals accumulated in crosscountry, triathlon and duathlon events. She has already held the European triathlon and duathlon titles.

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