A STOMACH bug took its toll as Bournemouth’s Steve Way battled to 13th at the World 100k Championships in Qatar.

The Commonwealth Games ace had hoped to go for individual gold but was undone by illness.

However, there was some solace for Way as he helped Great Britain take team bronze in the men's event.

The 40-year-old clocked 6:57:24 in Doha, some 38 minutes slower than the British road record he set in May.

Although up with the leaders in the early stages, a string of comfort breaks saw Way slip out of contention.

The United States’ Max King won the event in 6:27:44, a North American record.