Missouri native wins Powerman Alabama

D'Ann Arthur of Dallas, Texas captured the USAT Elite Duathlon National Championship in the women's division on March 24 at Oak Mountain State Park. (Contributed/Scott Carter)

By WESLEY HALLMAN / Sports Editor

Caleb Goldkamp claimed the 2012 Powerman Alabama duathlon championship March 25 at Oak Mountain State Park with his time of 2:53.36.

The 34-year-old Missouri native finished the first 10K run with a time of 34:52 before finishing with a time of 1:39.52 during the 60K bike ride. Goldkamp recorded a time of 37:50 in his final 10K run in the duathlon.

Goldkamp crossed the finish line just more than two minutes ahead of second-place finisher Chris Giordanelli, a 48-year-old from South Carolina, who crossed the finish line with his time of 2:55.47.

Stephen Dupree, a 45-year-old Colorado native, came in third overall with his time of 2:57.44.

Kirsten Sass, a 33-year-old Tennessee native, won the women’s competition with her overall time of 3:06.39, which placed her 10th overall in the entire field of 116 male and female participants.

Sass edged Michelle Parsons, a 46-year-old from Worcestershire, U.K., who finished second in the women’s division with her time of 3:15.16. Sass recorded a time of 40:20 in the first 10K run in the race. Sass completed the 60K bike ride with a time of 1:42.23 before finishing the last 10K run with a time of 42:51.

Daniel Hedgecock won the USAT Elite Duathlon national championship on March 24. Hedgecock edged Matthew Russell, a 29-year-old from Scottsdale, Ariz., who came in second with his time of 1:51.44.

Hedgecock, a 25-year-old from Minneapolis, Minn., finished with a total time of 1:50.48. Hedgecock completed the opening 10K run with a tie of 31:50 before finishing the 40K bike ride in 1:01.02. Hedgecock capped the race with a 17:12 in the final 5K run.

D’Ann Arthur, a 25-year-old Dallas, Texas native, claimed the women’s national championship with her time of 2:05.27. Arthur posted a time of 36:35 in the opening 10K run before clocking a 1:09.15 in the 40K bike ride. Arthur capped the duathlon with a time of 18:40 in the final 5K run.

Arthur edged Angela Axmann, a 28-year-old from Phoenix, Ariz., who came in second with her time of 2:07.55.

Aaron Ainsworth won the Double Oak Mountain Duathlon on March 25.

Ainsworth, a 30-year-old from Fultondale, finished with a total time of 1:00.41, which put him nearly two minutes ahead of second place finisher Chad Williamson, a 27-year-old from Hoover, who posted a time of 1:02.05.

Ainsworth finished with a time of 17:19 in the opening 5K run before posting a time of 33:31 in the 20K bike ride. Ainsworth capped the duathlon with a time of 8:49 in the final 2.5K run.

Ashley Evans of Nashville, Tenn., was the top female finisher in the women’s competition with her time of 1:09.22. Evans clocked a time of 18:21 in the opening 5K run and finished with a time of 39:58 in the 20K bike ride. Evans posted a time of 9:46 in the final 2.5K run.

Evans, 26, edged Katie Byrd, a 32-year-old from Birmingham, who came in second in the women’s competition with her time of 1:12.07.