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Oct. 16, 2007 – The sport of duathlon made its return to St. Croix on Sunday with the Stamina Sports Duathlon. The event started with a 1.5-mile cross country run around the grounds of Cramers Park, followed by a 14-mile bike around the East End of St. Croix, and then finished with another 1.5-mile run.
Duathlon has been absent for 10 years, but the field was filled with experienced triathletes eager to race without the standard starting swim leg.
Shane Duncan, one of the territory's fastest runners, led the field through the first run, opening a 45-second lead on DeWayne Smith. Smith, who raced during the VI Cycling Federation's 2007 season, overtook Duncan on the hilly bike portion and returned to the transition area with over a minute lead, then gamely held off the fast closing Duncan for the win in 1:08:05. Troy Holloway was third overall, and first in his age group.
Noted local runner Theresa Harper was never challenged in the women's field, and finished over 10 minutes ahead of the rest of the field. Her winning time was 1:17:35. Dulcie Crowther beat Elizabeth Nurnberger by less than a minute for second place.
The next race on the multi-sport calendar will be the Caribbean Classic Triathlon, to be held on Nov. 18, at the Buccaneer Hotel.
Cramers Park Stamina Sports Duathlon October 14, 2007
1.5-mile run/14-mile bike/1.5-mile run
MEN…………. 1st run/ bike/ 2nd run
Ages 20-29
1. Dewayne Smith 11:13 55:39 1:08:05
Ages 30-39
1. Shane Duncan 10:31 56:43 1:08:13
2. Glenn Massiah 14:27 1:00:26 1:20:26
3. Mathias Sampson 11:12 1:05:56 1:22:16
4. Todd Nurnberger 14:58 1:11:43 1:28:55
5. Mervin Mills 15:01 DNF
Ages 40-49
1. Troy Holloway 11:21 56:30 1:10:20
2. John Harper 13:20 1:00:29 1:15:54
3. Scott Fricks 12:44 1:02:37 1:16:42
4. Dale Scope 11:51 1:07:05 1:24:18
5. Frank Pugliese 14:52 1:11:22 1:27:28
6. Lloyd Bough 13:45 1:18:51 1:37:45
Ages 50-59
1. Roger Hatfield 13:14 1:04:46 1:21:22
2. Mark Kennedy 13:01 1:07:39 1:22:44
3. David Nowack 15:40 1:06:38 1:22:25
4. James Langston 13:20 1:13:49 1:30:29
WOMEN
Ages 20-29
1. Elizabeth Nurnberger 15:32 1:12:11 1:28:56
2. Valerie Shoppell 14:36 1:13:04 1:32:11
Ages 30-39
1. Dulcie Crowther 13:57 1:13:13 1:28:07
Ages 40-49
1. Theresa Harper 12:14 1:04:47 1:17:35
2. Katherine Pugliese 15:05 1:17:41 1:32:07
3. Jean Sylvester 14:59 1:17:50 1:32:49
4. Birgit Holloway 18:42 1:23:03 1:46:09
5. Judi Fricks 15:30 DNF
RELAYS
1. Alicia Lewit/Sue Brown 12:11 53:56 1:06:57
2. Apolinar Acevedo/Miguel Cruz 12:12 55:52 1:09:45
3. Darynette Acevedo/Jonathan Cruz 18:05 1:03:09 1:23:07
4. Denise Blanchette/Genna Keller 15:52 1:11:11 1:29:26
SHORT COURSE
1. Ray Lutz 10:04 49:09 59:41

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Oct. 16, 2007 - The sport of duathlon made its return to St. Croix on Sunday with the Stamina Sports Duathlon. The event started with a 1.5-mile cross country run around the grounds of Cramers Park, followed by a 14-mile bike around the East End of St. Croix, and then finished with another 1.5-mile run.
Duathlon has been absent for 10 years, but the field was filled with experienced triathletes eager to race without the standard starting swim leg.
Shane Duncan, one of the territory's fastest runners, led the field through the first run, opening a 45-second lead on DeWayne Smith. Smith, who raced during the VI Cycling Federation's 2007 season, overtook Duncan on the hilly bike portion and returned to the transition area with over a minute lead, then gamely held off the fast closing Duncan for the win in 1:08:05. Troy Holloway was third overall, and first in his age group.
Noted local runner Theresa Harper was never challenged in the women's field, and finished over 10 minutes ahead of the rest of the field. Her winning time was 1:17:35. Dulcie Crowther beat Elizabeth Nurnberger by less than a minute for second place.
The next race on the multi-sport calendar will be the Caribbean Classic Triathlon, to be held on Nov. 18, at the Buccaneer Hotel.
Cramers Park Stamina Sports Duathlon October 14, 2007
1.5-mile run/14-mile bike/1.5-mile run
MEN............. 1st run/ bike/ 2nd run
Ages 20-29
1. Dewayne Smith 11:13 55:39 1:08:05
Ages 30-39
1. Shane Duncan 10:31 56:43 1:08:13
2. Glenn Massiah 14:27 1:00:26 1:20:26
3. Mathias Sampson 11:12 1:05:56 1:22:16
4. Todd Nurnberger 14:58 1:11:43 1:28:55
5. Mervin Mills 15:01 DNF
Ages 40-49
1. Troy Holloway 11:21 56:30 1:10:20
2. John Harper 13:20 1:00:29 1:15:54
3. Scott Fricks 12:44 1:02:37 1:16:42
4. Dale Scope 11:51 1:07:05 1:24:18
5. Frank Pugliese 14:52 1:11:22 1:27:28
6. Lloyd Bough 13:45 1:18:51 1:37:45
Ages 50-59
1. Roger Hatfield 13:14 1:04:46 1:21:22
2. Mark Kennedy 13:01 1:07:39 1:22:44
3. David Nowack 15:40 1:06:38 1:22:25
4. James Langston 13:20 1:13:49 1:30:29
WOMEN
Ages 20-29
1. Elizabeth Nurnberger 15:32 1:12:11 1:28:56
2. Valerie Shoppell 14:36 1:13:04 1:32:11
Ages 30-39
1. Dulcie Crowther 13:57 1:13:13 1:28:07
Ages 40-49
1. Theresa Harper 12:14 1:04:47 1:17:35
2. Katherine Pugliese 15:05 1:17:41 1:32:07
3. Jean Sylvester 14:59 1:17:50 1:32:49
4. Birgit Holloway 18:42 1:23:03 1:46:09
5. Judi Fricks 15:30 DNF
RELAYS
1. Alicia Lewit/Sue Brown 12:11 53:56 1:06:57
2. Apolinar Acevedo/Miguel Cruz 12:12 55:52 1:09:45
3. Darynette Acevedo/Jonathan Cruz 18:05 1:03:09 1:23:07
4. Denise Blanchette/Genna Keller 15:52 1:11:11 1:29:26
SHORT COURSE
1. Ray Lutz 10:04 49:09 59:41