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Indoor Duathlon At Saint Xavier Is Like A Triathlon Without The Swimming

By Howard Ludwig | February 6, 2015 5:29am
 Saint Xavier University in Mount Greenwood will host an indoor duathlon from 8-11 a.m. Feb. 15 on the indoor track at the Shannon Center. The 55-minute race tests athletes' ability to run and pedal on an stationary bike.
Indoor Duathlon at Saint Xavier
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MOUNT GREENWOOD — Completing a triathlon in 55 minutes is impossible, but that's exactly the time it will take to finish Saint Xavier University’s Indoor Duathlon.

The race takes over the indoor track from 8-11 a.m. on Feb. 15 at Saint Xavier's Shannon Center at 3700 W. 103rd St. in Mount Greenwood.

Athletes begin with 15 minutes of running or walking, followed by 15 minutes on a stationary bike and concluding with another 15 minutes of running or walking.

Organizers gives contestants a five-minute break between activities. Winners are judged by the combined number of laps on the eighth-mile track and number of miles completed on either a recumbent or upright bike.

Participants must be 18 or older. It costs $25 to compete in the duathlon, with discounts are available for Saint Xavier students and staff. All entrants will received a short-sleeve T-shirt and goody bag on race day.

The early time slots fill up quickly, but the event has never sold out in its 10-year history.

The top finishers typically average 6 miles on the stationary bike and run at about a five-minute-per-mile pace. Medals will be given to the overall top three males and females.

For more information about the indoor duathlon, contact Kristy Allen via email at kallen@sxu.edu or call 773-298-3586.

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