After a head-to-head battle with Canadian Cory Wallace, Jason English took a narrow win at the WEMBO 24 hour Solo World Championships in the weekend. At the same time, the Australian created history as his 7th title broke the record of Chris Eatough, another legend of international endurance mountain biking. English said afterwards that he felt he just had a bit more more mongrel that Wallace. An emotional Liz Smith made it an Aussie double winning her first women’s world title.
For many in the multi-national field it was more about finishing than winning.