Useppa Duathlon 2017

January 11, 2018
2017 Annual Useppa Duathlon: Organized by Simon Bound - Photographs by UseppaGin - The third annual Useppa Duathlon took place on December 28th. Helen won a hotly contested kids’ 500m, Maxwell was second, and Greg was third. The main event was the usual 2k run, 500m swim and 2k run. A strong northerly wind caused the swim to be shorted somewhat by the race committee. A few notable absences this year made predictions difficult. Two time champion Alex Bound was away swim training in CT with brother Jack, and the always competitive Siprelle sons were absent. However, a tight race ensured. Team Michigan, Josie and Will Ervin won the relay event for the second year in a row, followed in second place by husband and wife team Joel and Susan Bentley, and third “Team Mum” of Maggie Bound, Laura Stokes, and Heather Beckstead. What an inspiration they were! The ladies’ trophy was won by first time competitor Leslie Carroll - running with no shoes! (Remember Zola Budd, Atlanta, anyone?!). The male event was won by Colin Fahey, second place Jake Merrill, 24.30, and a bronze medal for Joe Street, 29.33. A new state of the art timing clock was provided by our stalwart race Marshall Paul Miller IV. Thanks to him and race photographer Ginny Amsler! The event continues to gather in popularity. Mark your dance cards for late December 2018