8 Sep 2014

MacDonald 5th in World Downhill

6:23 am on 8 September 2014

The New Zealand mountainbiker Brook MacDonald has finished 5th and Samuel Blenkinsop 7th in the men's elite downhill at the World Championships in Norway.

Brook MacDonald

Brook MacDonald Photo: PHOTOSPORT

MacDonald's time was 3 seconds behind winner Gee Atherton of Britain.

Another New Zealander George Brannigan crashed on the way down.

Veronique Sandler finished 15th in the women's downhill.

Over the weekend Commonwealth Games champion Anton Cooper was 6th in the men's under 23 cross country.