The Guthrie Duathlon 2014 that took place this past weekend was a huge success according to TriOKC administrator Beau Lee. There were 217 participants who ran in the event, and everything went off about as smooth as it could for the Duathlon.
“Everything went off without a hitch,” Lee said. “Everyone who helped, all of our volunteers and helpers were great, and Damon Deveraux was excellent. It was a wonderful race. It was easy for the athletes to follow the course. There were no accidents, and every really enjoyed their time. We had food and beverages after the race for everyone to enjoy and we ended up running out of food and drinks because everyone was having such a good time.”
Dan Tigert, from Oklahoma City won the men’s overall race with a time of 53:34. Richard Rishman, from Dallas, TX finished in second with a time of 55:25, and Don Greiner from Edmond, finished third with a time of 56:15.
Kristen Chapman from Edmond, finished in first place for the women overall, finishing the race in 1:01.44. Corinne Young from Washington finished in second place with a time of 1:04.26, while Meredith Hadley from Shawnee finishing in third place with a time of 1:06.11.
OKC Velo Bike Lab won the overall men’s relay team, as they combined to run the race in a total of 1:13.18 to defeat Team RheaRay who finished the race in 1:46.11.
Team Kimberling won the co-ed relay division, completing the race in 1:07.28.
With the success of the race, Lee suspects that Guthrie will make its way onto the calendar next year, when locations are picked for future races.
“We wanted to see how successful this race would be in Guthrie before we made any future decisions,” Lee said. “With 217 participants and the big crowd we had for the race, I think all the board members will be pleased to award Guthrie another race. We had residents by the finish line come out and cheer on the athletes as the finished. For them to do that, it was truly special.” Don Greiner won first place in the Master Winners division, which is for age group of 40-54, Greiner finished the race in 56:15.
Crinne Young, won the Masters Winner division finishing in 1:04.26.
The Grand Masters Winner division is for age groups 55-98, and the male winner for this group was James Vernon from Shawnee. He finished the race in 1:02.
Jerianne Davis, from Edmond, won the female group for this division, finishing the race in 1:19.04.
John Shelton, won the overall Para-Athatle Winner division, finishing the race in just 1:14.22.