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Dame Kelly Holmes wins the Maxifuel Windsor and Eton Sprint Duathlon

  • By Press Release
  • Published April 23, 2014

The double-Olympian Dame Kelly Holmes, demonstrated that she is still a top athlete by winning this weekend’s Maxifuel Windsor and Eton Sprint Duathlon held at Dorney Lake, Windsor.

Dame Kelly Holmes added this new trophy to her already bulging cabinet by winning the 5km/20km/5km sprint event in a time of 1:19:41, finishing just ahead of her nearest competitor Kirsty Prior, who herself completed the closed-road race in a time of 1:20:46. The men’s race was won by Adam Lambbett who crossed the line in a rapid 1:04:47 ahead of Peter Lloyd in 2nd (1:06:36) and Paul Abedelo in 3rd (1:07:33).

Dame Kelly Holmes win and the sprint duathlon event formed part of a big day of sport being held this Saturday 19th April on traffic-free roads at one of the most iconic venues from the London Olympic Games, Dorney Lake. The Maxifuel Windsor and Eton Run and Duathlon series was hosted at the Olympics venue and this formed the 4th and final part of what has been the biggest winter multisport series in the country. Participants took part in either the super-sprint, sprint or standard distance duathlons or a range of stand-alone run races with a choice of distances including a 5km, 10km or new options in the form of 15km or 20km races. Whilst Dorney Lake was hosting the action, cyclists took part in the iconic Longest Day sportive, with 90km or 180km options testing the early season fitness levels of those taking part.

Also amongst the participants and also running away with a race-winners medal, was professional triathlete Alice Hector, who elected to contest the 5km race and crossed the line 1st in a time of 00:18:16.

Race Director Martyn Edwards, F3 Events commented: “It was excellent to see a big turn out today with some regular faces and great to see so many smiles crossing the line.”

The full list of winners on the day were:

Maxifuel Standard Duathlon
Peter Woodbridge 1:56:40
Anna Symms 2:14:06

Maxifuel Sprint Duathlon
Adam Labbett 1:04:47
Kelly Holmes 1:19:14

Maxifuel Super Sprint Duathlon
Iain Gillam 00:32:27
Vicki Abberton 00:39:05

Maxifuel 20km run
Neil Cook 1:18:16
Martina Skripova 1:40:05

Maxifuel 15km run
Marco Di Tullio 1:03:33
Natasha Goss 1:14:22

Maxifuel 10km run
Sullivan Smith 00:32:17
Jen Green 00:40:48

Maxifuel 5km run
Wayne Clements 00:17:58
Alice Hector 00:18:16

All the results can be found here.

The next event on the F3 Events calendar is the 2nd edition of the increasingly popular Windsor Half Marathon taking place in and around the stunning surroundings of this historic town on the 25th May. This is a new major running event on the calendar and one that is attracting event entries from across the country, with a total field expected to exceed 1,500.

You can find out more information and enter the Windsor Half Marathon here: www.windsorhalfmarathon.co.uk

The Maxifuel Windsor and Eton Winter Fun Run and Duathlon Series are partnered with Ashmei Apparel, Triathlete Europe, XTERRA Wetsuits, Alton Sports, Bike Box Online, Dassi Bikes, Heron Lake, Bray Lake, Beyond Going Long and Wattbike. Their charity partners are the Sue Ryder fund.

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