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Zeiger Takes First at Desert Classic Duathlon

A hearty crop of elites jumpstarted their ’08 seasons at TriSports.com’s Desert Classic Duathlon Sunday. Canadian Paul Tichelaar outlasted the men’s field for the run-bike-run victory in 1:24:33, while Boulder, Colorado’s Joanna Zeiger beat all women on the 3.5-mile-21-mile-2.7-mile course with a smashing 1:38:29.

Zeiger led the women’s race virtually wire to wire, save finishing the first run one second behind eventual race runner-up, top American duathlete Anne Curi-Preisig, who hung tough to cross the line just ver two minutes back of Zeiger. Nipping at the frontrunners’ heels the whole day was XTERRA racer Jennifer Tobin, who came in just 14 seconds after Curi-Preisig for the bronze.

This event qualified the top elites for the International Triathlon Union short-course duathlon world championship.

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Posted on: February 25, 2008