Candelier bags double gold at cross-country Worlds

Marion Candelier put on an impressive show for hosts France at the 2017 INAS World Cross-Country Championships in Epernay on 8 and 10 December, sweeping the board in women’s events.

In the short distance on Friday Candelier was dominant despite freezing temperatures, crossing the line in 7:53.15. The Czech Republic’s silver medallist Katerina Husakova (8:22.44) could not match the Frenchwoman over 2km. South Africa’s Bonang Modise (8:28.86) was third.

Improving on her silver medal from 2014 she finished in 21:53. Smangele Tembe (25:21) claimed another medal for South Africa in second.

Pereira, Jose Azevedo and Paulo Benevente joined forces to seal silver for Portugal. The South African trio of Fathuwani Mushiana, Kamogelo Moncho and Reggie Segobaetso completed the podium.

The men’s team gold went to France, followed by Portugal and South Africa.

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