Casey Brown marches in with the Canadian team at the opening ceremony of the UCI World Mountain Biking Championships in Saalfelden-Leogang

Casey Brown finishes 7th at world championships

Revelstoke's Casey Brown finished 7th in the downhill at the World Mountain Biking Championships in Austria on Sunday.

Revelstoke’s Casey Brown finished 7th in the downhill at the World Mountain Biking Championships in Saalfelden-Leogang, Austria on Sunday.

Brown, 22, raced down the 2.6 kilometre course in a time of 4:00.26, just under 10 seconds back of winner Morgan Charre of France.

Brown sat in second place after her run, just behind Canadian teammate Micayla Gatto. She stayed in that spot until the final top riders came down and was eventually bumped off the podium and down to 7th.

Emmeline Ragot of France and Manon Carpenter of the U.K. rounded out the top three. Canadian’s Gatto, Holey Feniak and Claire Buchar also finished in the top 10.

On the men’s side South Africa’s Greg Minaar was the winner in a time of 3:21.79. Gee Atherton of the U.K. was second and Whistler’s Steve Smith was third.

You can watch the entire race online. Brown begins her run at about the 31 minute mark of the video.

Brown’s performance this year was an improvement on her 12th place finish at last year’s world championships. She won the Canadian championship earlier this year and took home wins in the Garbanzo downhill and Jeep Canadian Open downhill races at Whistler’s Crankworx festival.

There is no word yet on whether or not she’ll make it to Revelstoke to take part in the Martha Creek Meltdown downhill enduro race on Saturday, Sept. 15.

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