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USA’s Simmons Earns Gold to Open Duathlon World Championships

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EDINBURGH, Scotland – Led by a gold-medal performance from Ben Simmons, all three United States’ paraduathletes in action Friday at the 2010 ITU Duathlon World Championships reached the podium in the run-bike-run event at Holyrood Park.     

In addition to the victory from Simmons (New York, N.Y.) in the TRI-2 category, Lamar Brown (New York, N.Y.) and David Kyle (Athens, Ala.) captured bronze in the TRI-6 and TRI-3 categories, respectively.  

Simmons covered the 5.75-kilometer run, 23.3-kilometer bike and 3-kilometer run course in 1 hour, 55 minutes, 9 seconds en route to gold. Brown posted a time of 1:51:19, while Kyle notched the fastest time of the day for an American of 1:36:32.  

Friday’s medals capped a memorable year for all three athletes, who each won their respective category at USA Triathlon’s 2010 National Duathlon Festival in Richmond, Va., in April. 

Team USA will be back in action Saturday with the 2010 ITU Age Group Duathlon World Championships and Sunday with the 2010 ITU Elite Duathlon World Championships. Visit the event website for more information and a full schedule of events.  

Click here for full coverage of this weekend’s duathlon action and next weekend’s ITU Age Group Triathlon World Championships in Budapest, Hungary.  


2010 ITU Duathlon World Championships, Edinburgh, Scotland

United States Medalists

TRI-2

1. Ben Simmons (New York, N.Y.), 1:55:09
TRI-3

3. David Kyle (Athens, Ala.), 1:36:32
TRI-6
3. Lamar Brown (New York, N.Y.), 1:51:19   

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