After showing a great performance in the previous Worldcup races, the danish athlete from team Easton rockets demonstrated that she’s in perfect shape this season. 27 year old Annika Langvad showed an enormously passionated race and became Marathon Worldchampion in Montebelluna, Italy.
Annika was in a chasing group with Spitz, Elisabeth Brandau (Germany) and Süss. After they closed the gap to Luethi, she started an acceleration that the others could not match, and was able to hold on to a sizable lead over Spitz to gain the rainbow jersey. After 4h 20min 30s she made the biggest step in her career so far. Sabine Spitz, Germany finished 1min 56s behind her and claimed 2nd place again after 2010. Esther Süss from Switzerland claimed 3rd place, 3min 23s behind Annika.
Langvad, who gained her first women elite title: I managed to stay calm, and as the kilometres to go decreased, I became more motivated. Also Sabine Spitz who was Marathon Worlchampion in 2009 was very happy with the result and confirmed, that she´s in a great shape at the moment.
It is the first Worlchampion title for SR SUNTOUR, too and we want to congratulate you again to this historic effort and we are proud to support you and your Team Easton Rockets. We wish you good luck for your next steps and we are looking forward to see you soon with your WERX AXON in Worldchampion design.
Mange Tak Annika!
For more impression, follow the link to her website: http://annikalangvad.dk/
Source: Tim Fischer, SR Suntour Europe GmbH