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Wildhaber wins Urge Kenya downhill

Rene Wildhaber was the fastest man at the Downhill Mount Kenya, run on February 9. After three days travelling up the African mountain, the race started at an altitude of 4,850 meters for a 24km run.

Wildhaber finished in 1:17:53, ahead of former World Champion Nicolas Vouilloz (1:24:08) and organizer Fabien Barrel (1:26:30). It was Vouilloz's first race after a one-year break while Barel was competing with a shoulder injury sustained during a recent photo shoot.

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Sue George is an editor at Cyclingnews.  She coordinates all of the site's mountain bike race coverage and assists with the road, 'cross and track coverage.