2017-05-05 / Front Page

Dynamic duathlon



Above, participants spill onto Sea Road in Kennebunk Saturday for the start of the Presidential Seaside Duathlon. Kennebunk Rotary Club changed the format of its long-running road race to a duathlon and nearly 160 competitors completed the race. Athletes could also choose to compete in only the 5K or as a relay team in the duathlon. The duathlon consisted of a 5K road run, an 18.5-mile bike ride – featuring segments along the shorelines of Kennebunk and Kennebunkport – and a 5K on the Bridle Path. Sea Road School served as the transition area between each stage as well as the start and finish. At left, Gretchen Johnson of Cape Elizabeth, begins the third leg of the duathlon. Johnson finished 87th overall in 2 hours, 14 minutes, 36 seconds and was fourth in the women's 45-49 age bracket. Right, Jeremy Naiden of South Portland rolls away during the bike stage. He finished sixth overall and first in the men's 30-34 age bracket with a time of 1:38:00. (Photos courtesy of David Colby Young/Maine Running Photos) Above, participants spill onto Sea Road in Kennebunk Saturday for the start of the Presidential Seaside Duathlon. Kennebunk Rotary Club changed the format of its long-running road race to a duathlon and nearly 160 competitors completed the race. Athletes could also choose to compete in only the 5K or as a relay team in the duathlon. The duathlon consisted of a 5K road run, an 18.5-mile bike ride – featuring segments along the shorelines of Kennebunk and Kennebunkport – and a 5K on the Bridle Path. Sea Road School served as the transition area between each stage as well as the start and finish. At left, Gretchen Johnson of Cape Elizabeth, begins the third leg of the duathlon. Johnson finished 87th overall in 2 hours, 14 minutes, 36 seconds and was fourth in the women's 45-49 age bracket. Right, Jeremy Naiden of South Portland rolls away during the bike stage. He finished sixth overall and first in the men's 30-34 age bracket with a time of 1:38:00. (Photos courtesy of David Colby Young/Maine Running Photos)

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