Battles, Bruises and Brilliant Drama at Finale

A bruising and battle-filled finale took place at Edmonton.

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This was the scene of the action on the banks of the frozen North Saskatchewan River.

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The action was intense from the start as the men's and women's title battles headed for a conclusion.

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A huge crowd turned out to cheer on the athletes.

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And there were plenty of incidents to keep them entertained.

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The BF Goodrich Traction Corner was were most of the drama took place all night.

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The 180 degree turn needed to be given the utmost respect.

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But there were slips...

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Passes...

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And in this case a season-defining crash for Cameron Naasz and Marco Dallago as they opened the door for Scott Croxall to take the title.

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Jacqueline Legere was trying to keep her slim hopes of another World Championship title alive in Edmonton.

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But Amanda Trunzo has just been too strong all season.

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The American crossed the line for the win and her first ever title.

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Pain and despair for the former champion Legere.

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The two rivals embrace in the finish area.

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Trunzo lifts her Edmonton winner's trophy.

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And she is joined on the women's podium by Elaine Topolnisky (L) and Sandrine Rangeon.

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Luca Dallago stayed cool and calm in the men's final to pick up his second win of the season.

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And the Austrian received a hug from his older brother Marco.

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Dallago celebrates his best season finish ever - third place overall.

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But the night belonged to the world champions, Scott Croxall...

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And Amanda Trunzo.

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Time for champagne celebrations after a season of hard work paid off.

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