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Southwest Region Duathlon Champions Crowned
Produced by Pelican Coast Events, the Orange County Duathlon served as the 2010 USAT Southwest Region Duathlon Championship. The race consisted of a 5k run, 40k bike and 5k run. Race director Bill Leach reports, "We had some hot competition between the top men & women including pro triathlete Karl Bordine."
Leach says that Bordine broke the course record by nearly four minutes.
The women's race was very exciting featuring some well known names. Leach says there was "hot competition amongst the overall leaders and age group winners." Sue Davis, the former Masters duathlon world champion, duked it out with 2008 Olympian Julie Ertel, former elite triathlete Dolly Ginter and up-and-comer Samo Michel.
Only 25 seconds separated Davis, Ginter and Michel who placed first, second and third respectively. Ertel wrapped up the top four finishing 1:12 back of first.
Leach and co-Race Director Bill Cuyler thank all race participants for supporting the event and invite everyone to return to the OC Duathlon in 2011, encouraging athletes to "bring their friends!" Leach also thanks the volunteers from the Tri La Vie Tri Team as well as the support of the event sponsors.
Congratulations to all athletes including the following overall winnners and age group champions. Complete results including splits are available here.
Orange County Duathlon - May 22, 2010
Overall Male Winner: Karl Bordine
Overall Female winner: Sue Davis
Male 19 & under: Josh Evans
Male 20-24: Jordan Bethke
Female 20-24: Brittany Talbot
Male 25-29: Greg Moe
Female 25-29: Samantha Michel
Male 30-34: Grady Funk
Female 30-34: Stefani McMillen
Male 35-39: Chris Demarchi
Female 35-39: Julie Ertel
Male 40-44: Espen Kateraas
Female 40-44: Kerri MCClellan
Male 45-49: Miguel Ramos
Female 45-49: Dolly Ginter
Male 50-54: Tom Resh
Female 50-54: Patty Peoples-Resh
Male 55-59: Russ Jones
Female 55-59: Susie Laio
Male 60-64: Dennis Hardin
Female 60-64: Ann Fordiani
Male 65-69: John Ganahl
Male 70+: James Girand
Male Clydes: Jason Purvis
Female Athena: Helen Zurek
Relay: 2Gritty Gritters