Karin Jaggi and Björn Dunkerbeck win the Ledge to Lancelin long distance race.
40 times worldchampion Björn Dunkerbeck lived up to his legendary status by winning Western Australia’s Ledge Point to Lancelin marathon today in the men´s category, finishing 44 seconds ahead of his nearest rival and speed expert Chris Lockwood from Perth, Western Australia.
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Dunkerbeck, 41 years old, said he had a great race, finishing in 33 minutes 11 seconds, and choosing the right equipment this year helped him over the line.
“Last year, in 2010, was my first time in the Lancelin Ocean Classic and I learnt a lot. I knew with the right equipment I would have a good chance at winning. The conditions were similar to last year and in the first leg I was fighting with “Dan” Daniel Engdahl for the lead on the way to the first buoy. On the second buoy the wind picked up and I managed to grow my lead. It’s a great race, all about long distance and tough conditions and if I can be back here next year I will for sure,” Björn Dunkerbeck commented his win.