2017-05-05 / Front Page

Dynamic duathlon



Above, participants spill onto Sea Road in Kennebunk Saturday for the start of the Presidential Seaside Duathlon. Kennebunk Rotary Club changed the format of its long-running road race to a duathlon and nearly 160 competitors completed the race. Athletes could also choose to compete in only the 5K or as a relay team in the duathlon. The duathlon consisted of a 5K road run, an 18.5-mile bike ride – featuring segments along the shorelines of Kennebunk and Kennebunkport – and a 5K on the Bridle Path. Sea Road School served as the transition area between each stage as well as the start and finish. At right, James Stafford of High Falls, New York, begins the biking stage of the duathlon. Stafford placed second overall with a time of 1 hour, 30 minutes and 37 seconds. Kyle Burnell of South Berwick took first place in 1:29:42. Brooke Crupi of Saco was the women’s champion in 1:44:53. The Rotary Club announced Tuesday that the event raised more than $10,000. (Photos courtesy David Colby Young/Maine Running Photos) Above, participants spill onto Sea Road in Kennebunk Saturday for the start of the Presidential Seaside Duathlon. Kennebunk Rotary Club changed the format of its long-running road race to a duathlon and nearly 160 competitors completed the race. Athletes could also choose to compete in only the 5K or as a relay team in the duathlon. The duathlon consisted of a 5K road run, an 18.5-mile bike ride – featuring segments along the shorelines of Kennebunk and Kennebunkport – and a 5K on the Bridle Path. Sea Road School served as the transition area between each stage as well as the start and finish. At right, James Stafford of High Falls, New York, begins the biking stage of the duathlon. Stafford placed second overall with a time of 1 hour, 30 minutes and 37 seconds. Kyle Burnell of South Berwick took first place in 1:29:42. Brooke Crupi of Saco was the women’s champion in 1:44:53. The Rotary Club announced Tuesday that the event raised more than $10,000. (Photos courtesy David Colby Young/Maine Running Photos)

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