Duathlon Takes to Speedway

by Peter Holmes on 23 Sep, 2009 05:05

With the ITU Duathlon World Championships being held at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in North Carolina, the two sports of duathlon and motor racing will come together on the oval banked track as the elite competitors slipstream each other as if battling in the Indy 500 or NASCAR Series.

The smooth paved 1.5 mile loop provides an unique technical aspect to the bike course which is unparalleled to any previous world championship venue. In addition the speedway’s infield features a smooth twisty road that is incorporated into both the bike and run sections of the event. With transition taking place in the pitlane it’s as if duathlon has its own Grand Prix, although competitors will be hoping they don’t need the assistance of a pit crew to help them!

The weekend will feature more than 750 age group competitors and 150 elites racing on a 10k run, 40k bike, 5k run course in and around Lowe’s Motor Speedway as the USA hosts the ITU Duathlon World Championships for the sixth time in its history. With home hopes resting on the shoulders of Hamburg Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU World Championship Series winner Jarrod Shoemaker, the athlete from Concord, Massachusetts will be relying on the support of people from the town with the same name come Saturday afternoon to propel him onto the top step of the podium.

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Related Event: 2009 Concord ITU Duathlon World Championships
26 Sep, 2009 • event pageall results
Results: U23 Women
1. Evgenia Sukhoruchenkova RUS 02:09:04
2. Kinga Lauf HUN 02:23:21
Results: U23 Men
1. Alessandro Fabian ITA 01:49:50
2. Antoine Duvivier BEL 01:50:03
3. Tiago Silva POR 01:50:07
4. Bojan Cebin SLO 01:50:08
5. Derek Oskutis USA 01:50:42
6. Masaaki Kurihara JPN 01:50:59
7. Joao Silva POR 01:51:02
8. Andrea Secchiero ITA 01:56:45
9. Alexander Schilling GER 01:57:56
10. Jun Tanaka JPN 01:58:37
Results: Junior Women
1. Sophie Coleman GBR 01:04:30
2. Vicky Graves GBR 01:04:42
3. Marjon Van Der Wansem NED 01:04:49
4. Adriana Barraza MEX 01:05:08
5. Jessica Cecilia Berrones MEX 01:07:32
6. Andrea Barraza MEX 01:07:43
7. Kate Buss USA 01:09:53
8. Katie June USA 01:10:35
9. Katherine Shields USA 01:13:14
10. Emily Shields USA 01:14:44
Results: Junior Men
1. Lukas Verzbicas USA 00:55:29
2. Mario Mola ESP 00:55:38
3. Carlos Chavez MEX 00:55:59
4. Vid Pucelj SLO 00:56:03
5. Nathan Coombes NZL 00:56:04
6. Nick Rennie NZL 00:56:42
7. Oscar Vicente ESP 00:57:37
8. Jorge Naranjo Vichot ESP 00:57:45
9. Taylor Reid CAN 00:57:45
10. Cuahutemoc Martinez MEX 00:57:56
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