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Pancoast, Pruden Win USA Triathlon Long Course Duathlon National Titles
Mount Rainier Duathlon hosted 8.2k run, 46.5k bike, 6k run event
ENUMCLAW, Wash. — Kimberly Pancoast and Rusty Pruden outdistanced the field to claim overall titles at Sunday’s USA Triathlon Long Course Duathlon National Championship, held in conjunction with the Mount Rainer Duathlon.
Pancoast (Redmond, Wash.) won her first Long Course Duathlon national title in 2 hours, 18 minutes, 40 seconds on the 8.2-kilometer run, 46.5-kilometer bike, 6-kilometer run course, finishing 10 minutes ahead of the next closest competitor. Ann Davidson (Portland, Ore.), who won the women’s 50-54 age group, was second overall in 2:28:38, and 30-34 winner Jennifer Santoyo (Seattle, Wash.) finished third in 2:32:42 to round out the national championship podium.
Pruden (Kirkland, Wash.) won the men’s overall title and the 30-34 age group in 2:09:19. Men’s 25-29 winner Jeff Wilson (Lakewood, Ohio) was second overall with a time of 2:11:46, and Evan Pardi (Yachats, Ore.) won the 20-24 age group with the third fastest overall time of 2:12:38. Elite athlete Matthew Sheeks (Woodinville, Wash.) was the first athlete to cross the finish line in 2:07:46 Sunday. As an elite (professional) athlete, Sheeks is not eligible for age-group national title honors.
Sunday’s Long Course Duathlon National Championship also served as the lone qualifier for Team USA for the 2013 ITU Long Course Duathlon World Championships, which will take place Sept. 8 in Zofingen, Switzerland. The top 18 finishers in each age group (rolling down to 25th place) will qualify for Team USA. U.S. age-groupers earned four medals at 2012 Long Course Duathlon Worlds, which were also held in Zofingen.
Team USA is comprised of the nation’s top multisport athletes who represent the U.S. at each ITU World Championships event. Visit usatriathlon.org for more on Team USA.
USA Triathlon Long Course Duathlon National Championship – Complete Results
(8.2k run, 46.5k bike, 6k run)
Age-Group National Champions
Overall Male: Rusty Pruden (Kirkland, Wash.), 2:09:19
Overall Female: Kimberly Pancoast (Redmond, Wash.), 2:18:40
Clydesdale: Terrence Feeney (Tacoma, Wash.), 2:54:56
M19&U: Jack Toland (Kirkland, Wash.), 2:14:23
M20-24: Evan Pardi (Yachats, Ore.), 2:12:38
M25-29: Jeff Wilson (Lakewood, Ohio), 2:11:46
F25-29: Kimberly Pancoast (Redmond, Wash.), 2:18:40
M30-34: Rusty Pruden (Kirkland, Wash.), 2:09:19
F30-34: Jennifer Santoyo (Seattle, Wash.), 2:32:42
M35-39: Stuart Ayling (Lake Tapps, Wash.), 2:16:59
F35-39: Mari Chandler (Zephyr Cove, Nev.), 2:33:28
M40-44: Michael Rushton (Baker City, Ore.), 2:13:36
F40-44: Patty Bredice (Kirkland, Wash.), 2:34:51
M45-49: Greg McNeil (Los Altos, Calif.), 2:15:59
F45-49: Kim Mygatt (Campbell, Calif.), 2:46:14
M50-54: John Geissinger (Austin, Texas), 2:29:32
F50-54: Ann Davidson (Portland, Ore.), 2:28:38
M55-59: David Burkhart (Brighton, Mich.), 2:19:43
F55-59: Patty Peoples-Resh (Redlands, Calif.), 2:41:02
M60-64: John Lies (Lawrenceburg, Ind.), 2:36:53
F60-64: Lynda Neuman (Los Angeles, Calif.), 3:19:26
M65-69: Wolf Hillesheim (El Sobrante, Calif.), 2:52:29
M70-74: Garry Porter (Olalla, Wash.), 3:20:51
M75-79: James Girand (Palo Alto, Calif.), 3:18:57