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Eneas Freyre ran and biked to seventh in Sunday's men's elite ITU Long Distance Duathlon World Championships. (David Sanders/USA Triathlon)

Team USA Earns Four Podium Finishes at ITU Long Distance Duathlon Worlds

American Eneas Freyre takes seventh in elite men’s event


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ZOFINGEN, Switzerland — Team USA age-groupers claimed four podium finishes, and Eneas Freyre was seventh in the elite men’s event to lead the U.S. contingent at Sunday’s ITU Powerman Long Distance Duathlon World Championships.

Making his elite world championships debut, Freyre (Norwalk, Conn.) covered the 10-kilometer run, 150-kilometer bike, 30-kilometer run course in 6 hours, 34 minutes, 26 seconds to notch his seventh-place finish. Josh Beck (Carlisle, Pa.) was 19th in 7:16:14 to round out the U.S. elite competitors. Visit for a complete men’s elite recap.

In amateur action, Shannon Dawkins (Red Bank, Tenn.) raced to the women’s 35-39 title in 8:16:24, while Sheri Schrock (Cohasset, Mich.) was the top women’s 55-59 finisher in 11:10:10. Lisa Reichmann (Gaithersburg, Md.) earned silver behind Dawkins in the women’s 35-39 age group in 8:22:32, while Lindsey Torgerson (Fayetteville, N.C.) was second in the women’s 25-29 age group in 10:32:34.

Team USA is comprised of the nation’s top multisport amateur athletes who represent the U.S. at each ITU World Championships event. Visit for more on Team USA.

2012 Zofingen ITU Powerman Long Distance Duathlon World Championships – Complete Results  
10k run, 150k bike, 30k run

Elite Men

1. Joerie Vansteelant (BEL), 6:07:58
2. Rob Woestenborghs (BEL), 6:12:34
3. Soren Bystrup (DEN), 6:21:38
7. Eneas Freyre (Norwalk, Conn.), 6:34:26
19. Josh Beck (Carlisle, Pa.), 7:16:14

United States Age Group Medalists
Female 25-29

2. Lindsey Torgerson (Fayetteville, N.C.), 10:32:34
Female 35-39
1. Shannon Dawkins (Red Bank, Tenn.), 8:16:24
2. Lisa Reichmann (Gaithersburg, Md.), 8:22:32
Female 55-59
1. Sheri Schrock (Cohasset, Mich.), 11:10:10

About USA Triathlon
Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon – one of the fastest growing sports in the world – as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. USA Triathlon sanctions 4,000 races and connects with more than 150,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work with athletes, coaches, and race directors on the grassroots level, USA Triathlon provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including ITU World Championships, Pan American Games and the Summer Olympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of the International Triathlon Union and the United States Olympic Committee.

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Duathlon, ITU