Murray, who shot to the lead following the riding, after a 10th place finish in the fencing and posting the top time in the pool never gave her opponents a chance in the combined event. The 22 year old eventually won by a massive 24 seconds ahead of fast finishing World #2 Laura Asadauskaite (LTU) and the Beijing Olympian Katy Livingston (GBR) who capped off a good day for the Brits.
Murray stated after the event “Winning was great, but I’m not going to get carried away. It’s good to see some of the changes I’ve made over the winter are working and hopefully I can take this forward to the next World Cup.
“The squad has been training really hard and the hard work has paid off,” she added.
Kasza was made to work harder for his gold medal as he beat his team mate, and World #2 Adam Marosi (HUN) and Italian Auro Franceschini , by one second in a frantic sprint finish.
The 2011 World Cup Final Champion would have hoped to have an easier combined event in the sub zero conditions, after starting first with strong performance in the previous 3 disciplines. However some lacklustre shooting mixed with superb combined events by Marosi & Franceschini meant Kasza had to find a little bit extra in the last 100 m to ensure he was on top of the podium.
Full results can be found here: http://www.pentathlon.org/component/uipm/results/pentathlon/944-indoor-international-competition.