Dugdale hits the heights with win in Patagonia
Loughborough University’s Joe Dugdale has claimed gold in the junior men’s title at World Mountain Running Championships in Patagonia, Argentina.
The Geography student secured victory with a compelling run across the tough 8km course, adding to his title at the European Mountain Running Championships in Zermatt, Switzerland, earlier this year.
Dugdale was aided by heavy pre-race rainfall, resulting in the dry and dusty course turning into a greasier surface.
He later told Athletics Weekly; “The course had a lot of descents in it and I usually do better on big climb, but the rain really helped us because I don’t think many of the other teams were used to running in such heavy rain.
“I’m used to doing descents on really slippy ground. Other teams were struggling, and I was able to pull away.”