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Team USA Claims 20 Medals at Duathlon Worlds
PONTEVEDRA, Spain — Team USA won 20 medals, including five golds, Sunday at the 2014 ITU Duathlon World Championships. Over 250 athletes competed for the United States in the standard-distance and sprint age-group races, in addition to the elite and paraduathlon events.
Edward Carl Maruna (M85-89, Arvada, Colo.) successfully defended his title from 2013, winning his age group in the sprint race. In total, there were six repeating medalists, including a gold for Geraldine Lupini (F50-54, Milford, Mich.) in the sprint race and a gold for Tony Marshall (M70-74, Carlsbad, Calif.) in the standard-distance event. Gerard Ah-Fook (PT1, Tucson, Ariz.) and Barb Morgan (F70-74, Tioga, Penn.) took home silver, and James Girard (M75-79, Palo Alto, Calif.) earned a bronze medal.
Age-groupers competing in Pontevedra qualified for Team USA through their 2013 USA Triathlon ranking or a top finish at Duathlon Nationals. Team USA is comprised of amateur athletes who represent the U.S. at each ITU World Championship event. Visit usatriathlon.org for more on Team USA in Pontevedra.
2014 ITU Duathlon World Championships Results - Complete Results
(10k run, 40k bike, 5k run)
United States Elite Men
17. Patrick Parish (Bloomington, Minn.), 1:53:58
DNF Jake Shoemaker (Stowe, Mass.)
United States Age Group Medalists
3. Christian Perez (Waco, Texas), 2:28:38
2. Christine Grant (Gainesville, Ga.), 2:23:36
3. Kimberly Mygatt (Campbell, Calif.), 2:26:25
3. Heather Leach (Seattle, Wash.), 2:35:12
2. Anne Viviani (Arlington, Va.), 2:58:06
1. Tony Marshall (Carlsbad, Calif.), 2:25:32
2. Kenneth Fleischhacker (Littleton, Calif.), 3:02:40
3. James Girand (Palo Alto, Calif.), 3:14:51
2013 ITU Duathlon World Championships Results - Complete Results
(5k run, 20k bike, 2.5k run)
2. Gerard Ah-Fook (Tucson, Ariz.), 1:17:54
1. Geraldine Lupini (Milford, Mich.), 1:13:08
2. Diane Travis (Clermont, Fla.), 1:22:46
1. David Morrow (Tarpon Springs, Fla.), 1:08:44
1. Heysoon Lee (Morristown, N.J.), 1:37:24
2. Barb Morgan (Tioga, Penn.), 1:47:10
3. Frances Marquart (Roy, Wash.), 1:59:18
2. Bill Arnerich (Solvang, Calif.), 1:24:44
3. Lon Getlin (West Linn, Ore.), 1:32:42
1. Margaret Bomberg (Chico, Calif.), 2:32:05
2. Richard Campi (Indianapolis, Ind.), 1:42:46
3. David Lard (Amarillo, Texas), 1:44:36
1. Edward Carl Maruna (Arvada, Colo.), 2:12:32
About USA Triathlon
USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon, as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon, off-road triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon sanctions more than 4,300 races and connects with nearly 500,000 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 International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championships, Pan American Games and the Olympic and Paralympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of the ITU and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).