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Great Britain’s Non Stanford became the first woman to win an Elite ITU World Championship title the year after winning the U-23 World Championship. Stanford beat out other world championship contenders Gwen Jorgensen (USA) and Anne Haug (GER) to earn the world title.
“Being the world champion, it’s crazy, it hasn’t really sunk in yet,” Stanford said at the finish line. “I’m just trying to take it my stride, but when I get five minutes to reflect on it I will probably get quite emotional. I just can’t believe it to be honest, I can’t quite put it into words. All the hard work over the last year, I’ve just managed to hold it together and it’s paid off.” Read the race recap.