Race Coverage

40th Anniversary Apple Du Kicks Off 2022 Multisport Season...


ED. SC Times always posts their Apple Duathlon coverage on the afternoon of the race. That is so cool. The photo here is of men's winner Andy Zabel approaching the finish line, and setting PR in the process. Here is their coverage of yesterday's run-bike-run, the oldest du in the US:

Story & Photo By Brian Mozey  (SCTimes.com)

A cool and breezy May morning greeted competitors to the 40th Apple Duathlon on Saturday. 

Standing near the transition area was Daryl Stevens, reflecting on the history of the race. Stevens co-founded the Apple Duathlon in 1983 with Rich Schwegel as a health promotion for  St. Cloud Hospital....

"We wanted the race to be promoted as healthy, so we decided to add the word 'apple' to the beginning of the race," Stevens said. "It stuck after that."

After a few years, Stevens and his wife, Pam Stevens, became race directors of the Apple Duathlon. 

The couple started the race as simply a running event. Then cycling became involved and the race became multisport. 
They called the race a biathlon until the Olympics incorporated biathlon as a skiing and shooting event. Stevens decided to change the name of the race to duathlon.   READ MORE