Du the Bear Duathlon

Photos by RaceShots.net

One of the many races that Trigger Point helps sponsor was in full gear last weekend. The 3rd annual Du the Bear Duathlon had 400 participants with a 2 mile run, 12 mile bike and 2 mile run event. Set at Bear Creek Park in Houston, Texas, the event saw great Texas fall weather coupled with a record crowd! In fact, Du the Bear could rank as the largest duathlon in 2009 in the South Midwest Region of USA Triathlon.

Leah Stroud, with a time 1:03:55, took the women’s championship, while Lisa Tilton-McCarthy won the Female Master’s title in a time of 1:05:24. On the men’s side, Stephen Milford took the Men’s championship in a time of 55:34, while Shawn Smith won the Male Master’s title in a time of 57:56. Both winners received the weekend use of a BMW convertible, compliments of Momentum BMW. The Master’s winners received performance therapy kits from Trigger Point.

Also among the participants was several time Olympic gold medalist Laura Wilkinson.

The event also served as the culminating event in the Houston Duathlon Championship Series, a grouping of 3 top area duathlons, including the Webster Duathlon. Stephen Milford and Leah Stroud also took the championship titles for the series.

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