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Albert Harrison, Danielle Dingman Earn Long Course Duathlon National Titles

By USA Triathlon | April 29, 2017, 1:58 p.m. (ET)


CARY, N.C. – Albert Harrison (Moscow, Idaho) and Danielle Dingman (Branson, Mo.) earned overall national titles Saturday morning at the USA Triathlon Long Course Duathlon National Championships in Cary, North Carolina.

The championship event was held as part of the Cary Du Classic, hosted at the USA Baseball National Training Complex. Athletes completed a 5-mile run, 31.5-mile bike and another 5-mile run. 

Harrison covered the course in 2 hours, 11 minutes, 39 seconds. After a 27:31 first run, he quickly moved into the lead on the bike with a 1:11:57 bike split. Harrison held on with a 30:51 second run, ultimately edging runner-up Jeff Wilson (Akron, Ohio) by more than three minutes. Keith Jackson (Englewood, Colo.) was a minute back from Wilson in third. 

“I kind of sat back on the first run, and I was maybe 30 seconds back from the leader coming into transition. Then I caught him pretty quickly on the bike,” Harrison said. The bike course was fast and rolling. Last year it was really tactical, shadowing guys, keeping up with the competition, and there were multiple laps. This year it was pretty straightforward, so I was just on the gas.”

In the women’s race, Dingman took the early lead with a blazing 30:17 first run split. She widened her gap during the bike, covering the 31.5 miles in 1:18:57, and secured the win with a 32:38 second run to finish in 2:23:02. Kirsten Sass (McKenzie, Tenn.), who was recently named 2016 Age Group Duathlete of the Year, took second in 2:26:49, and Dani Fischer (Greenfield, Ind.) rounded out the podium in 2:30:52.

“It was a lot of fun, and the bike course especially was really pretty. It’s a beautiful part of the country,” Dingman said. “It was warm. I think that second run was pretty brutal because of the heat, so I kept telling myself, ‘just keep going, don’t stop, you’ll be fine.’ I’m pleased with my finish.”

The 2017 USA Triathlon Long Course Duathlon National Championships qualified the top 18 athletes in each age group to represent Team USA at the 2018 ITU Long Distance Duathlon World Championships in Zofingen, Switzerland. 

For more information about the 2017 USA Triathlon Long Course Duathlon National Championships, click here.

USA Triathlon Long Course Duathlon National Championships
5-mile run, 31.5-mile bike, 5-mile run
Complete Results

Female 17-19

1. Rebecca Kefer (Kernersville, N.C.), 2:34:49
2. Kaytlynn Welsch (Alvin, Tex.), 3:03:45

Male 17-19
1. Daeton Byars (Oak Ridge, N.C.), 2:43:15
2. Edward McGinniss (Brown Summit, N.C.), 3:08:23
3. Brian Prewitt (Apex, N.C.), 4:03:30

Male 20-24
1. Chance Berry (Charlottesville, Va.) 2:27:07

Female 25-29
1. Danielle Dingman (Branson, Mo.), 2:23:02
2. Dani Fischer (Greenfield, Ind.), 2:30:52
3. Sara Kate Szollosy (Torrington, Conn.), 2:57:53

Male 25-29
1. Albert Harrison (Moscow, Idaho), 2:11:39
2. Keith Jackson (Akron, Ohio), 2:15:46
3. Mark Ladow (Hendersonville, N.C.), 2:29:25

Female 30-34

1. Elodie Burlet (Bethlehem, Pa.), 2:41:01
2. Jacqueline Parsons (Crumpler, N.C.), 2:45:08
3. Ilse Zainos (Raleigh, N.C.), 3:09:04

Male 30-34
1. Jeff Wilson (Englewood, Colo.), 2:14:46
2. Stephen Furst (Raleigh, N.C.), 2:20:31
3. Bryce Nesbitt (San Diego, Calif.), 2:21:12

Female 35-39
1. Kirsten Sass (McKenzie, Tenn.), 2:26:49
2. Jaime Simmons (Abingdon, Va.), 2:34:20
3. Jennifer Scudiero (Eegan, Minn.), 2:40:35

Male 35-39

1. Tiago Souza (Kennesaw, Ga.), 2:30:33
2. Chris Mosier (Chicago, Ill.), 2:40:27
3. Isaac Blackburn (Newton, N.C.), 2:42:04

Female 40-44

1. Lisa Taylor (Clearwater, Fla.), 2:53:25
2. Lynn McGrew (Houston, Tex.), 2:56:44
3. Erica Mulrooney (Summerfield, N.C.), 3:01:58

Male 40-44
1. Christian Waterstraat (Naperville, Ill.), 2:18:57
2. Rodney Scott (Raleigh, N.C.), 2:19:52
3. Chris Harnish (Richmond, Va.), 2:28:57

Female 45-49
1. Heather Johnson (Oakland, Calif.), 3:02:54
2. Alisa Woodroof (Raleigh, N.C.), 3:07:36
3. Bridget Frey (Holly Spring, N.C.), 3:23:33

Male 45-49
1.Thomas Woods (Lincoln, Neb.), 2:16:33
2 Brian Fancher (North Charleston, N.C., 2:26:24
3. Chad Kufen (Raleigh, N.C.), 2:30:15

Female 50-54
1. Cortney Martin (Blacksburg, Va.), 2:49:25
2. Susan Kitchen (Chapel Hill, N.C.), 2:53:46
3. Kathryn Key (Bedford, N.H.), 3:01:10

Male 50-54
1. Marcus Alexander (Cambridge, Mass.), 2:24:54
2. Peter Day (Pasadena, Calif.), 2:35:44
3. John Clime (Woodbine, Md.), 2:37:13

Female 55-59
1. Jocelyn Shilling (Saylorsburg, Pa.), 2:58:46
2. Theresa Kauffman (Landenberg, Pa.), 3:24:54
3. Marianne Morrill (Tucson, Ariz.), 3:35:06

Male 55-59
1. Marty Stiegmann (Glen Allen, Va.), 2:27:40
2. Wes Kessenich (Charlotte, N.C.), 2:29:39
3. Jeff Dorrill (Dallas, Tex.), 2:35:36

Female 60-64
1. Lorrie Beck (Williamstown, N.J.), 2:57:13
2. Diane Travis (Clermont, Fla.), 3:10:10
3. Aane Mitchell (Bala Cynwyd, Pa.) 3:38:39

Male 60-64
1. Tom Resh (Redlands, Calif.), 2:35:59
2. James Griffis (Spring, Tex.), 2:48:46
3. Mike Lies (Lawrenceburg, Ind.), 2:50:58

Female 65-69
1. Lynda Neuman (Los Angeles, Calif,), 3:24:37
2. Anne Viviani (Arlington, Va.), 3:37:34
3. Ann Partel (Troutman, N.C.), 3:59:33

Male 65-69
1. John Austin (Wake Forest, N.C.), 2:45:41
2. Keith Woodward (Stowe, Vt.), 2:46:30
3. Dale Bing (Wichita, Kan.), 2:47:24

Male 70-74
1. Dave Lowe (West Chester, Pa.), 3:05:58
2. Terry Habecker (Ithaca, N.Y.), 3:07:41
3. Vincent Aloyo (Blue Bell, Pa.), 3:23:29

Female 75-79

1. Willy Moolenaar (Indialantic, Fla.), 4:54:47

Male 75-79
1. Thomas Miller (Park City, Utah), 4:11:52

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