The Elite National Duathlon Championship took place with great weather today (3/27/2010) just south of Birmingham, Alabama at Oak Mountain State Park. The twenty-five professionals raced in a stand-alone event to a great crowd with an exciting three-loop bike course.
Crossing the line first was Duathlon World Champion Joerie Vansteelant of Belgium for the men and first-year pro duathlete (5th-year pro cyclist) Marisa Asplund of Durango, CO for the ladies.
St. Paul's David Thompson, who had won this event the previous three years, finished an impressive 3rd against the event's deepest field in a decade on Saturday. This was DKT's 5th appearance at Powerman Alabama. His record there is: 3 wins (2009, 2008, 2007), one 2nd (2006) and a 3rd (2010).
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