3:13 pm - Sunday December 18, 2912

Team USA Claims 20 Medals at  Duathlon Worlds

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.orgfor more on Team USA in Pontevedra.

2014 ITU Duathlon World Championships Results – Complete Results
Standard Distance
(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.), 5:58:06

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
Sprint Distance
(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

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



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