Annika Langvad Crowned Marathon World Champion!


Despite an injury-filled season that sidelined her for the Olympics, a mud-soaked Annika Langvad overcame all odds – including a puncture in the last 6k and a crash on the final downhill stretch – to win her 2nd consecutive UCI Elite Women’s Marathon World Championship title!

She fought to the finish aboard her SLMpainted in the colors of the Danish flag- crossed the line 44 seconds ahead of Norway’s Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjaa, and rightfully claimed her spot at the top of the podium for the 2nd year in a row.

“This race and victory is more than I ever dreamt about and thought possible. To be able to make such a comeback…Going through so much frustration, despair, and disappointment really got outweighed this Sunday,”  said Langvad.

She added, “I rode my Fuji 26″ hardtail, which I was supposed to ride for the Olympic Games. Grabbing a world champion title with it instead is awesome compensation.”

Check out Annika’s race report Here. We promise – it’s well worth the read. It gave us chills. Congratulations to our Marathon World Champion!

Source: Stephanie Genuardi (on behalf of Fuji Bikes)

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