August 18, 2013, saw the Jackson County Triathlon and Duathlon go off without a hitch. Cool morning air gave way to a wetsuit legal swim with water temperatures hovering around 75 degrees and air temperature reaching the low 80’s as the last racers crossed the finish line.
The skies were clear all day as racers enjoyed one of the most mild August days in recent Kansas City history. Traditionally hot times of the year for the Midwest gave way to almost cold conditions to start the race.
The Jackson County Triathlon was under new ownership as the former Race Director helped indoctrinate Elite Cycles into the world of event management. Triathletes and duathletes finished the race in high spirits with overwhelming positive views on the race and management.
At the end of the day, winners took away gift cards to Elite Cycles and pride of knowing they bettered their competition.
Below are the top 5 male and female finishers for the duathlon.
Top 5 male
- Kirk Decker - 1:02:53
- Tanner Gifford - 1:11:14
- Edward Ball - 1:12:02
- Adam Mickelson - 1:12:14
- Tyler Staples - 1:14:34
Top 5 female
- Jamie Martens - 1:12:42
- Liz Johnston - 1:15:02
- Bethany Orear - 1:17:06
- Becky Ragan - 1:20:36
- Kelly Manz - 1:22:48
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