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Course Record Set at Josh Billings RunAground Triathlon
07:55PM / Sunday, September 17, 2017
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LENOX, Mass. -- The Allen Heights Veterinary team won Sunday's Josh Billings RunAground Triathlon in record time.
Biker Josh Lipka, kayakers Tom Keefe and Ben Pigott and runner Steve Monsulick combined to cover the course in 2 hours, 15 minutes, 28 seconds.
The old record, set by a team from High Lawn Farm, was 2:15:55.
On Sunday, Allen Heights finished 11 minutes ahead of runner-up You Doin' the Josh, which finished in 2:26:32 with Jonathan Molk biking, Tim Hudyncia paddling a canoe and Scott Carpenter running.
The event sends bikers over a 27-mile course, includes a 5-mile canoe, kayak or paddleboard leg and ends with a 6-mile run.
The top ironman across the finish line at Tanglewood was Kent Lemme, who was the fourth-place finisher overall in 2:31:01.
The first-place ironwoman was Joanna Wang (3:01:49).
The first all-female team was Berkshire Bike & Board (Cheryl Clark, Laura Walton/Gloria Wesley and Lori Kingsley) in 2:33:08.
The first all-Berkshire four-person team was was Josh Itch (Brian Rabuse, Sue Purdy/Kurt Kuehnel and Stephen Foley) in 2:32:12.
Mike Dooley and Tara Dooley won the two-person mixed division and placed ninth overall with a time of 2:35:52.
In all, the field included 427 entrants -- mostly teams of two, three or four.
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