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USA Triathlon Applauds Apple Duathlon!




By Chelsea Montes (usatriathlon.org)

For decades, the Sartell Apple Duathlon has established a legacy of enriching the lives of people by helping them get active, stay healthy and grow together as a community through biking and running.  

Located in Sartell, Minnesota, the duathlon is the oldest-standing duathlon in the U.S. as this year celebrates its 40th anniversary.  

The race was founded in 1983 as a run-only event as a part of a program through the local hospital aimed at improving heart health. Biking was added in 1985 and was originally called a biathlon. Today, the event has adopted the run-bike-run format, featuring a 5-kilometer run, 33k bike, 5k run and welcomes over 500 athletes. 

For more than 25 years, the race was directed by Darryl and Pam Stevens, a husband-and-wife duo who have pioneered this event to become one of the most iconic and competitive duathlons in the country.  

“The City of Sartell has been fantastic and supportive. The residents of Sartell have fabulous volunteers, the awards ceremony provides one-of-a-kind marble Apple awards as well as fabulous door prizes. The race day energy is evident with music, a great race announcer, an awesome race course, fantastic food and door prizes,” said Pam Stevens, former race director of the Sartell Apple Duathlon.  READ MORE