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Paige Matthews just outside medals in Dubai

By Somerset Guardian  |  Posted: November 08, 2012

Paige Matthews

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Paige Matthews beat her 15-minute target but just missed out on a top-three place when she competed in the Biathle World Championships in Dubai last weekend.

The Farrington Gurney athlete completed two 1,500m runs, either side of a 200m swim, in 14mins 7secs to finish fourth in the Youth A Female final.

Matthews, aged 17, was the first Brit home, three seconds ahead of team-mate Natasha Bellamy. South Africa's Aynslee Van Graan was a clear winner in 13:08.

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