Duff wins Tahoe Triathlon
James Duff of Oakland led virtually wire-to-wire to emerge as the overall winner of the second annual Lake Tahoe Triathlon on Saturday.
Duff, 28, crossed the finish line at Kings Beach State Recreation Area with a time of 2 hours, 19 minutes, 57 seconds ” more than 25 minutes ahead of his closest competition on a chilly and sunny day.
Athletes negotiated a course that included a 1.5K swim in Lake Tahoe, a 40K cycling leg between Kings Beach and Truckee and a 10K run to the finish in Kings Beach. A total of 77 athletes finished the race.
Duff came out of the water at the end of the 1.5K swim in a time of 20:22, more than two minutes ahead of the nearest athlete. He finished the race with a 1:17:12 effort on the cycling leg and finished with a 44:35 for the run.
Matthew Stewart, 30, of San Francisco, finished second overall in 2:39:42. Elizabeth Lyles, 28, of Reno, was the first woman and third overall in a time of 2:41:41.
Ashley Wood of Ross was the second woman in 2:53:55 and Kimball Pier of Truckee was close behind in third place with a time of 2:55:22. Pier finished first in the 45-49 age group and 13th overall, and her time of 1:29:10 on the 40K cycling leg was the fastest among all women (eighth fastest among all men and women).
Also of local interest, Derreck McKeeman of Truckee finished fifth overall and second in the men’s 30-39 age group in 2:46:58. Adrian Tieslau of Carnelian Bay was eighth overall and first in the men’s 30-34 age group in 2:51:00. Dan Ingalls of Truckee was 12th overall and first in the men’s 40-44 age group with a time of 2:58:57.
Andrea Johnson of Tahoe City was the fifth overall woman in 3:18:16. Patricia Struve of Kings Beach was the seventh overall woman and first in her 50-54 age group with a time of 3:28:18. Robyn Moore was the ninth overall woman and first in her 20-24 age group in 3:34:05.
The oldest finisher was 66-year-old William Marshall of Santa Rosa, who completed the distance in 3:25:06. Tahoe City’s Cowman A-Moo-Ha, 62, was second in the men’s 60-64 age group with a time of 5:09:48.
The entrant who traveled the furthest distance was Iris an der Heiden from Frankfurt, Germany, who finished 19th overall among the women in 4:39:35.
Overall men: 1, James Duff 2:19:57; 2, Matthew Stewart 2:39:42; 3, Kelly O’Donnell 2:44:06; 4, Eliot Drake 2:44:47; 5, Derrek McKeeman (Truckee) 2:46:58; 6, Matt Weekley 2:47:21; 7, Steven Aronowitz 2:50:14; 8, Adrian Tieslau (Carnelian Bay) 2:51:00; 9, Erik Muller 2:51:03; 10, Daniel Johnson 2:51:30; 11, Kris Muller 2:58:10; 12, Dan Ingalls (Truckee) 2:58:57; 13, John Zebrack 2:59:13; 14, Chase Hancock 3:01:16; 15, Michael Angelini 3:05:10; 16, Michael Quirk 3:10:35; 17, Jeff Camp (Truckee) 3:10:38; 18, Bruce Cowles (Kings Beach) 3:10:48; 19, Tim Wood 3:15:38; 20 Brian Belowich (Truckee) 3:17:38.
Overall women: 1, Elizabeth Lyles (Reno) 2:41:41; 2, Ashley Wood 2:53:55; 3, Kimball Pier (Truckee) 2:55:22; 4, Wendy Alexander (Manakin Sabot, Va.) 3:12:54; 5, Andrea Johnson (Tahoe City) 3:18:16; 6, Leslie Asbury (South Lake Tahoe) 3:27:34; 7, Patricia Struve (Kings Beach) 3:28:18; 8, Emily Smith 3:29:21; 9, Robyn Moore (Truckee) 3:34:05; 10, Elizabeth Ames 3:37:47; 11, Kathryn Caucci 3:51:02; 12 Jean Sanchirico 3:54:53; 13, Rhonda Serr 3:55:59; 14 Carrie Towers (Carnelian Bay) 4:02:33; 15, Marlaina Smith 4:05:3; 16, Kasen Gawronski 4:08:38; 17, Heather Emigh (Tahoe City) 4:31:45; 18, Irene Kerber (Tahoe City) 4:35:05; 19, Iris an der Heiden (Frankfurt, Germany) 4:39:35; 20 Monica Grammenos (South Lake Tahoe) 4:42:58.
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