Villaecija and Belmonte take top honours in Dubai

Spain continued their good form in Dubai as a local battle drove Erika Villaecija and Mireia Belmonte to gold and silver in 8:11.61 to 8:12.48. Kate Ziegler (USA) took bronze in 8:12.84.

The 26 year old Villaecija took the lead with 150 to go and held on for the world title as double gold medallist Belmonte responded with a negative split to deliver a Spanish 1-2.

Both have been regulars at the BEST Centre and we wish the Spanish team continued success in Dubai.