all of the official results for this past weekend's duathlon world championships are finally up, and all i can say is 'wow'. in the men's elite race, american olympic triathlete jarrod shoemaker crossed the line in a time of 1.49.02, and in the men's age group race, american matthew sheeks finished with a time of 1.43.30. ONE-FOURTY-THREE-THIRTY! it absolutely blows my mind that someone out there is capable of running 10k, riding 40k, and then running another 5k in a time of 1.43.30.
if i had of raced this past weekend (which i had planned on doing by qualifying at last year's canadian championships, but i missed that race because i was traveling at the time), i would have had to of finished in a time of 1.48.15 or better. ppffffttt... no problem. i would have owned that podium. hahaha... yeah right. i've got some hard work ahead of me.
all that aside, many canadians churned out some pretty incredible times, too. the top canadian age group athletes were two guys that i regularly compete against. david frake - who narrowly missed a podium finish - ended his day with a time of 1.48.45, followed closely by bruce bird with a time of 1.53.09. check out larry bradley's blog as he's posted all of the results for most of the canadians that were there competing.
cograts to the canadian athletes. you all posted incredible times and i find your hard work inspiring. i'll see you at the races.