Race Previews

2022 Apple Preview - Part I...

 

applelaunch.jpgSARTELL APPLE DUATHLON PREVIEW - Part I - The historic 40th edition of America's oldest ongoing run-bike-run is happening next Saturday (May 21 - 5K on May 20). To honor this iconic event, we are sharing some competitive history. Here are the Top 10 fastest times for men and women on Apple's challenging 5K - 33K - 5K course. Note that every male athlete listed is a former National Duathlon Champion and/or US Duathlete of the Year, and four of six women in the Top 10 have similar credentials.

MEN:

1. Ryan Giuilano, IL - 1:19:46 – 2019 – AMCR  - ( Former US Duathlete of the Year, multiple podium finishes at Du Nationals))
2. David Thompson (P) -  1:19:57 – 2010 - PCR - (Former US Ekite National Champion, Elite Duathlete of the Year, multiple Powerman Alabama wins)
3. Matt Payne  - 1:20:45 – 2015 (2x Duathlon National Champion; Former US Amateur Duathlete of the Year)
4. David Thompson (P) - 1:20:52 – 2007
5. David Thompson (P) - 1:20:54 – 2009 ...


6. Patrick Parish -  1:21:04 – 2012 (3x Duathlon National Champion; Former US Duathlete of the Year - 2x)
7. Jesson Baumgartner - 1:21:17 – 2018 (2013 Duathlon World Champion; 2nd @ 2011 Duathlon Nationals)
8. David Thompson (P) - 1:21:20 – 2008
9. David Thompson (P) - 1:21:23 – 2014
10. Dan Hedgecock - 1:21:31 – 2011 - (Former Elite National Duathlon Champion, Former US Elite Duathlete of the Year)

WOMEN:

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1. Ruth Brennan Morrey (P) - 1:26:28 – 2014 (Former Duathlon National Champion, and US Elite Duathlete of the Year. 3rd @ 213 Zofingen Long Course Duathlon Worlds
2. Ruth Brennan Morrey - 1:30:26 – 2012
3. Marlo Crosby - 1:32:23 – 2007 - (Former US Duathlete of the Year)
4. Dani Fischer (WI) - 1:32:25 – 2014 - (Former US Amateur Triathlete of the Year, multiple Duathlon Nationals podiums)
5. Dani Vsetecka - 1:33:21 – 2017
6. Brianna Boehmer (WI) - 1:33:23 – 2004 (Former US Duathlete of the Year)
7. Marlo Crosby - 1:33:37 – 2006
8. Suzie Fox - 1:33:47 – 2012 - (Multiple nominations for US Duathlete of the Year)
9. Brianna Boehmer (WI – P) - 1:34:03 – 2006
10. Elaine Nelson - 1:34:06 – 2015

 

As one can tell, Apple is one of the most competitive dus in the US on the elite level. Our next post will show that the Age Group records have also come from world or national-level athletes. APPLE INFORMATION/REGISTRATION

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