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Last Updated: Saturday, 15 October 2005, 12:08 GMT 13:08 UK
Hemmings claims emotional victory
Anna Hemmings (Mark Watson - mwphotography.com.au)
Hemmings has battled back from long-term illness
British canoeist Anna Hemmings has won the K1 women's senior event at the ICF Marathon World Championships in Perth, Australia, for the third time.

The win caps a remarkable comeback by Hemmings, who has had to overcome chronic fatigue syndrome.

The 28-year-old, who was told two years ago she might not compete again, said: "It's fantastic - I can't describe what it means to me to win.

"After two tough years, winning is even more special than the others."




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