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Course record set at Musselman in Geneva

A fast field in the men’s Musselman Triathlon lead to two athletes beating a course record established nearly a decade earlier.Matthew Curbeau, a native of Penn Yan, finished the event in 4:04:47, handily beating the former record, 4:09:46, set by Ian Young in 2007. Matt Migonis also beat the record, coming in second at 4:08:45. Awards for the 1.2 mile swim/56 mile bike/13.1 mile run race were five-deep in both women’s and men’s:1. 4:45:18 Amy Farrell2. 4:59:06 Heidi Benson3. 5:00:11 Jennifer Zopp4.5:04:19 Sarah Newsome5. 5:04:55 Annaleigh Porter1. 4:04:47 Matthew Curbeau2. 4:08:45 Matt Migonis3. 4:16:02 Doug Maclean4. 4:28:46 Todd Shatynski5. 4:31:02 Shawn ParkhurstThe DoubleMussel awards are open only to Musselman athletes who compete in both the sprint and half distance races back-to-back, a feat of endurance that qualifies athletes for their own, separate category of awards, in addition to the awards for both the sprint and half-iron distance races. Athletes’ times from Saturday’s mini-Mussel (a 750 meter swim, 16.1 mile bike, and 3.1 mile run event) are added to the times from the Musselman.Awards for the DoubleMussel are also five deep in both men’s and women’s categories:Top five for female in the DoubleMussel went to:5. 7:46:13 K. Ruth4. 7:12:50 L. Battle3. 7:11:17 C. Gless2. 6:49:20 F. Vincent1. 6:19:40 H. BensonThe top five in DoubleMussel Overall Male5. 6:37:40 S. Baldwin4. 6:36:04 H. Iseri3. 6:32:26 R. Bolton2. 6:23:56 M. Ryan1. 5:22:08 M. MigonisIn addition, awards were presented in other categories, including Aquabike – an athlete who does not run – and relays.”A cool day out on the course coupled with a light mist provided what many of our athletes called the ideal conditions for the race,” says race director Rich Clark. “The field was fast. The top three men’s finishers have all been Musselman champions at least once, and the top women’s finisher won Lake Placid last year.”Full results online at score-this.com.

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