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October Surprise Triathlon Becomes a Duathlon

On Oct. 28, the October Surprise Triathlon became a duathlon. Although she’s not even at the Virgin Islands’ doorstep, Hurricane Sandy made it impossible for us to enter the water, with waves forming as high as 4-5 ft.
So, with a few disappointed strong swimmers, 26 athletes lined up for the new run/bike/run course. John Salo, this morning’s overall winner, was challenged by a few younger runners on the first leg of the 1.7-mile run. Lukata Samuel, a 16-year-old from St. Thomas, led the pack with brothers Elijah and Malik DeIrish on his tail. Troy Holloway fell in the mix as the token "old man."
Sporting his new and very fast bike, Salo pulled out the fastest time on the 13-mile bike course with a 36:47 split. Relay rider Mervin Mills was trying hard to catch him while keeping Holloway in third place.
Although Salo was maintaining his lead, it was 14-year-old Elijah, a cross country runner from Free Will Baptist School, who posted the fastest 5K time of 21:45. The team of Malik Delrish and Mills crossed the line in second place, and the team of Elijah Delrish and Mark Kennedy was third. Holloway was the second individual and Steve Horness was third.
Only five women came out this morning. The Skeleton Head and the Birthday Girl held the first and second positions throughout the race. Sarah Stamper, neck and neck with Jen Andrews until the final run, took the bronze.
Dominic Pugliese, an 11-year-old student from Country Day, challenged his mom in the Try-a-Tri division and earned some extra points, beating her time by over two minutes. Attached are the full results. Check out http://vitf.org for the point series results.
The next race is the Caribbean Classic Olympic and Sprint Triathlons on Nov, 18 at Cramer’s Park. VITF members: remember that the Olympic race is worth extra points.

October Surprise Triathlon (Duathlon) Oct. 28
1.7 mile run, 12.7 mile bike, 3.2 mile run
Coconuts on the Beach, Frederiksted

MEN Under 20 TOTAL TIME run T1+bike T2+run

1 Lukata Samuel 1:17:50 0:10:52 0:40:44 0:26:14
2 Alex Lewit 1:23:50 0:11:55 0:46:55 0:25:00
20-29
1 John Salo 1:10:54 0:10:58 0:36:47 0:23:09
30-39
1 Stephen Wagner 1:24:56 0:12:40 0:42:32 0:29:44
2 Shawn Lewis 1:56:58 0:16:47 0:52:17 0:47:54
3 Travis Stein 2:05:59 0:16:47 0:57:52 0:51:20
40-49
1 Troy Holloway 1:14:55 0:11:13 0:38:42 0:25:00
2 Steve Horness 1:16:04 0:12:20 0:40:08 0:23:36
3 Dave Ziemer 1:36:02 0:16:10 0:43:56 0:35:56
4 Chris Bell 1:44:04 0:15:51 0:50:46 0:37:27
5 Scot McChain 1:48:47 0:16:37 0:49:18 0:42:52
50+
1 Scott Fricks 1:16:12 0:11:57 0:38:53 0:25:22
2 Roger Hatfield 1:28:03 0:13:10 0:41:42 0:33:11
3 John Harrison 1:56:58 0:16:47 0:52:14 0:47:57
WOMEN 30-39 run T1+bike T2+run
1 Julie Sommer 1:20:21 0:12:55 0:41:41 0:25:45
2 Sarah Stamper 1:28:56 0:15:55 0:45:18 0:27:43
3 Jen Andrews 1:31:39 0:15:57 0:45:16 0:30:26
40-49
1 Theresa Harper 1:16:35 0:11:47 0:40:53 0:23:55
2 Laverne Frederiksen 1:41:34 0:16:11 0:45:02 0:40:21
RELAYS run T1+bike T2+run
1 M. DeIrish, Mills 1:11:53 0:11:26 0:37:10 0:23:17
2 E. DeIrish, Kennedy 1:13:24 0:10:57 0:40:42 0:21:45
3 Frett, Theophane 1:16:10 0:11:47 0:38:49 0:25:34
4 Carr, Davis 1:19:05 0:13:14 0:38:46 0:27:05
5 C.Crowther, D.Crowther 1:31:08 0:13:37 0:43:08 0:34:23
TRY-A-TRI run T1+bike T2+run
1 Dominic Pugliese 1:14:45 0:15:47 0:37:49 0:21:09
2 Kat Pugliese 1:16:52 0:16:25 0:40:53 0:19:34

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