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Professionals, amateurs and paratriathletes descended on the Swedish town of Motala to compete over a two-lap 4km swim in the bay, followed by a picturesque three-lap hilly 120km bike and finally a three-lap 30km run that traversed the stunning shoreline of Lake Vattern. Ultimately it was the United States’ Mary Beth Ellis and France’s Cyril Viennot who claimed the first world titles of their careers at the ITU Long Distance World Championships. Read the race recap.