KARDINYA resident Anthony Sciano secured a World Championship berth after winning his age category of a duathlon held in Armadale recently.
Sciano (25) won the 25-29 category of the run-bike-run event, claiming both a State and National title in the process.
His time of 58 minutes and 19 seconds was enough to finish 13th overall.
“It’s always nice to get a podium finish but being a national event you never know who you’re going to come up against,” he said.
“It was really good to be in the mix at the front of the pack and a great feeling to come away with a great result.”
Despite earning a spot at the World Championships in Denmark next year, Sciano admitted he not have it all his own way.
While he was among the leaders at the first transition, his bike leg was less than perfect.
“My ride wasn’t up to standard,” he said.
“I didn’t have the juice in the legs.”
Fortunately Sciano was able to call on his running strength to dig him out of a hole in the third leg of the race.
He is now resting up ahead of a 24-hour endurance challenge for Telethon.