Bert Harrison, a 2007 North Hall High grad, became the Standard Distance Duathlon World Champion on Monday at the International Triathlon Union Multisports World Championships in British Columbia, Canada.
He won in the age group category (25-29) and even beat the elites in the event that features a 10-Kilometer run, 40K bike and 5K run. Harrison completed the Standard Distance Duathlon in 1 hour, 51 minutes, 8 seconds — almost a full minute ahead of the runner-up.
Last Saturday, Harrison came out on top in his age group and second overall in the Sprint Duathlon comprising a 5K run, 20K bike and 2.5K run.
The Times’ 2006 Cross Country Athlete of the Year is also the USA Triathlon National Champion in both the Standard Distance Duathlon and the Long Course Duathlon. The latter event is split into a 5-mile run, 31.5-mile bike and another 5-mile run.