Modest champ is on top of the world

PUBLISHED: 15:56 13 August 2008 | UPDATED: 13:31 06 May 2010

Daniel and Louise after Saturday's event

Daniel and Louise after Saturday's event

BUILDER Daniel Corner s feeling on top of the world – with good reason. On Saturday, the 32-year-old won the World Quadrathlon Championship held in the Czech Republic for the second year running. Daniel, of Puddingstone Drive, St Albans, competed against

BUILDER Daniel Corner's feeling on top of the world - with good reason.

On Saturday, the 32-year-old won the World Quadrathlon Championship held in the Czech Republic for the second year running.

Daniel, of Puddingstone Drive, St Albans, competed against quadrathletes from all over the world to defend his title and take the trophy again.

His partner Louise Price, aged 29, accompanied him to the Czech Republic to cheer him on.

She said: "Dan's such a modest man. He doesn't blow his own trumpet but I am so proud of him. He is so dedicated getting up at 5.30am every day to train before he goes to work. Sometimes he even cycles to London where most of his work is. Then he's back out training in the evenings as well."

Louise, a maths teacher, is no couch potato herself accompanying Daniel on his training swims and cycling alongside him as he runs.

To win his title he completed a 1500-metre swim, kayaked for nine kilometres, cycled for 40 kilometres and did a 10-kilometre run in a c ombined time of two hours 34 minutes and seven seconds.

The runner-up came in one minute and 13 seconds later.

His next challenge will be the World Duathlete event in Rimini, Italy, to be held on September 28 which consists of running and cycling.

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