It’s another sister act on the European stage as Diana beats sibling Amy to glory

Sisters Amy (left) and Diana Chalmers (centre) on the European Duathlon Championships podium with br

Sisters Amy (left) and Diana Chalmers (centre) on the European Duathlon Championships podium with bronze medallist Jemima Walker. - Credit: Archant

Houghton star Diana Chalmers has reclaimed her European Duathlon Championship title - from her own sister!

Diana stormed to a second crown in three years when winning the F16-19 age group over the sprint distance in Kalkar, Germany last weekend.

The 18 year-old completed the 5km run, 20km bike and 2.5km run in a time of 1:09.50 to come home more than half-a-minute clear of younger sibling Amy (17), who led until suffering from cramp during the final run.

Diana said: “I’m very happy to win, but I could not celebrate until I saw my sister cross the finish line.”

Amy had previously struck European gold last year in Madrid, but she bravely battled on through the pain to claim a silver medal on this occasion.


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