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New records and faster times at 3rd Duathlon

NSR Fall Duathlon Series, Race 3

Sun, Nov  14, 2004 - By Mike Muha

Steve Kuhl returned posted a new record time of 32:55 in Team NordicSkiRacer.com's 3rd Duathlon, taking 1:38 off his old record set at the first Duathlon this fall. Andy Stevens, in his first Duathlon, took second overall, with up and coming Mike Heidinger in third.

Mike Heidinger bested his previous best time by 1:33. Yvon Dufour also powered in 33 seconds faster than his last best time.

They're off!

Alas, a couple people took wrong turns on the running course so we couldn't get comparable times. One of those, Greg Worrel, did get an accurate time on the 5 km rollerski segment, bettering his previous best leg by 1:25.

Time Feldkamp went out hard on the  5km run, posting his best time ever, but paid for it dearly with a slower rollerski leg. Spencer Ruffner had a great first Duathlon - after doing a 30 mile rollerski the day before.

Rob Fairman catches up to Steve Kuhl in the transition area

Rob Fairman, who until now has only done the running leg, said he was going to start out conservative in the run so he'd have a good rollerski. Conservative it may have been , but his run was 42 seconds than his last effort!

Newcomer Mackenzie Kuhl, recent married to Steve, missed the last turn to the finish line, and run an extra half mile or so. Race Director Dan Motowski, recovering from being under the weather, decided to just do the run and posted a time only 1 second different than his best.

More pictures of the event are here.

The fourth and last 5 km run, 5km rollerski Duathlon of this series will be held on Sunday, December 12 at 10:00am at Island Lake Recreation Area near Brighton. Racers can compare their times between events to see how they've improved during the fall.

Rank

Name

FS
/
CL?

Run Split

Trans-
ition

Ski Split

Total Time

Rollerski Type

Duathlon

1

Steve Kuhl

FS

17:50

1:35

13:30

32:55

Elpex F1

2

Andy Stevens

FS

20:17

1:34

14:06

35:57

Elpex F1

3

Mike Heidinger

FS

19:15

1:42

15:11

36:08

ProSki S3

4

Yvon Dufour

CL

20:20

1:20

16:07

37:47

SwedeSki

5

Rob Fairman

CL

18:05

1:30

18:25

38:00

V2 910

6

Tim Feldkamp

FS

20:45

?

?

38:15

RollerBlades

7

Spencer Ruffner

FS

24:40

1:53

18:57

45:30

V2 Aero 125

8

Aaron Tarnow

FS

DNF - "I was having a bad day"

Proski S2

10

Greg Worrel

FS

off course

-

19:32

-

Ski Skett Shark

Run-Only

 

Dan Motowski

Run

20:52

-

-

-

Run only

Mackenzie Kuhl

Run

off course

-

-

-

Run only

Rollerski-Only

None