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Team USA Earns Four Titles, 14 Medals at Duathlon Worlds
Grosicki (Fairfax, Va.), 22, was victorious in the male 20-24 age group, and his time of 2 hours, 6 minutes, 29 seconds was the fastest of the day for the U.S. and the 10th-fastest overall.
The senior member of Team USA, Bixenstine (Kent, Ohio), 84, built on his 2010 U.S. national title with the male 80-84 crown in 3:44:10 for his fifth straight duathlon world championship.
Also a winner at USA Triathlon's 2010 National Duathlon Festival in April in Richmond, Va., Davidson (Portland, Ore.), 47, claimed the female 45-49 world title in 2:24:58.
Fossum (Montgomery, Ala.), 75, earned the female 75-79 championship in 4:07:15 for her third all-time world title. She also claimed a duathlon world title in 2006.
In addition to the quartet of gold medalists, Anne Mitchell (female 55-59, Bala Cynwyd, Pa.), Marge Rajczewski (female 70-74, Ballston Lake, N.Y.), Roger Brockenbrough (male 75-79, Pittsburgh, Pa.) and Edward Maruna (male 80+, Arvada, Colo.) earned silver for the U.S.
Additionally, the USA claimed six bronze medals on the day: Dave Riffe (male 50-54, New Stanton, Pa.), Stacy Creamer (female 50-54, New York, N.Y.), Betsy Henderson (female 55-59, Roanoke, Va.), Steve Ruckert (male 60-64, Woodbine, Md.), Terry Miffleton (female 60-64, Richmond, Va.) and Barb Morgan (female 65-69, Tioga, Pa.).
Brockenbrough, Mitchell and Morgan also claimed U.S. duathlon titles earlier this year.
Team USA will be back in action Sunday at the 2010 ITU Duathlon World Championships for the elite, under-23 and junior championships. Visit the event website for more information and a full schedule of events.
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2010 ITU Duathlon World Championships, Edinburgh, Scotland