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Silver medal for Morgan's Vale star
MORGAN’S Vale star Emily Benham clinched a silver medal at the World Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships in Estonia with a time of 40.04mins.
Benham recorded her second world championship medal in the middle distance race throughout the Moedaku terrain, finishing 33 seconds behind the winner Marika Hara of Finland, but 1min 25secs faster than bronze medallist Susanna Laurila of Finland.
Competing in the 11.5km course, with 200m of climb and 17 control points, Benham started well and was leading at the halfway point.
But a tough finish meant the Salisburybased rider dipped out on gold by a marginal 33 seconds. You can read more about Benham’s orienteering adventures at www.embenham1.blogspot.com.