|Event Name:||Fort Steilacoom Off-Road Duathlon|
|Date:||January 28, 2012|
|Description:||5 km run, 15 mile bike, 5 km run|
|Men:||6th - Martin Criminale|
For some the 2012 racing season has already started with the 4th Dimension Duathlon series at Fort Steilacoom. In this the second event in the series both the run and the bike course were altered from the first removing the big hill and making times significantly faster. Cyclocross bikes (or light mountain bikes) were definitely the preferred bike today. Because the bike leg had been shortened, riders did five 3-mile laps instead of three 5-mile laps like at the first race.
In the Open Men's race Martin placed 6th and was 8th overall (out of over 80 entrants) with just two teams beating his time. 1st place was local multisport powerhouse Team Zylkowski crushing the competition by almost five minutes.
Here is Martin's race report.