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Forest Hill duathlon won by Williams, Markel

Carla Williams, an accomplished cyclist and triathlete from Baltimore, led the field in the second annual Anytime Fitness Duathlon in Forest Hill Saturday.

The race – 2 miles of running, 9.5 miles of biking and 2 more miles of running – drew 54 competitors, many of them first-time duathletes.

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Williams completed the first run in 13:23 and averaged 21.5 mph on the bike course along Routes 23 and 24 and Jarrettsville Road. She ran the second 2 miles in 12:44 to finish in 52:29. Hers was the fastest time overall.

Justin Markel of Abingdon, won the men's race in 55:01. He averaged 21.7 mph on the bike and ran 13:17 and 14:51 to finish 1:42 ahead of runner-up Maurizio Illiano.

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Finishing in the men's top 10 were Jeff Brown, 58:15; Davy Leghorn, 58:30; William Matthews, 1:00:01; Chris Kennedy, 1:00:23; Burke Bowers, 1:02:37; Bill Brent, 1:05:01; Steven Burns, 1:06:09; and Kenneth Sweigart II, 1:06:52.

Others in the women's top 10 were Angela Vavasori, 1:00:34; Lois King, 1:02:21; Angelica Goodwin, 1:05:52; Tara Wilson, 1:06:13; Brittney Leeb, 1:06:29; Emily Casola, 1:06:58; Rebecca Richardson, 1:09:40; Kathryn Silvestri, 1:10:28; and Leah Polakoff, 1:10:38.

In other races

Mike McMonagle led the Great Savannah Endurance 6-hour Challenge in Savannah, Ga., Saturday. The 23-year-old naval officer from Bel Air covered just over 42 miles in 90-degree heat around the 2.2-mile Hutchinson Island automobile race track.

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Sam Verk, 15, of Edgewood won his first road race Saturday in the Stoneleigh Stampede in Baltimore. He finished the 5K course in 18:15 to win by 10 seconds over Maurice Pointer, the runner-up among the 450 finishers.

Alex Loper of Bel Air took third place in the Special Operations Memorial Day 5K in Baltimore Sunday, running 16:55. Also among the 387 runners were Maurizio Illiano of Fallston, the masters winner in 18:46, and Rob Bartholomew of Aberdeen, second in 50-59 in 20:10.

Jack Flowers and Beth Carson were winners in the Second Annual Thao's Into the Light 5K at Jerusalem Mill in Joppa Saturday. Flowers, 22, ran 18:22 to win by 5 minutes over runner-up Jack Callanan. Carson, 24, led the women in 26:50. Kay Vinton finished second in 27:44.

Duane Christy of Havre de Grace was the runner-up in the 50-54 age group of the McVet 5K in Baltimore Sunday. He ran 20:48 to finish 16th overall among 243 finishers in the 5K. Two-hundred, forty others competed in the 10K.

Juantonio Rivera and Christine Trzcinski led the RASAC Greenway Trail 4 Miler in Susquehanna State Park Sunday. Rivera led the men in 29:51, with Kirk Ingold second in 34:06, and Rob Stevenson third in 35:02. Trzcinski, 37:03; Jennifer Perkovich, 39:01; and Julianna Stevens, 40:44, were the top three women.

Cross-country camp

The Gunpowder Valley Cross-Country Camp for runners of high school age will be held at Camp Running Bear in Monkton Aug. 9 to 12. Coaches are Murray Davis, Eric Benjamin and Brian Harris. For information, contact harfordrunningproject@gmail.com.

Coming races

June 1 – Bel Air Town Run 5K, Shamrock Park in Bel Air, 8 a.m., (race-day registration through 7:45 a.m.), http://www.belairtownrun.com

June 7 – Moon Light 5K, Tollgate Park in Bel Air, 8 a.m., eliteracemanagement.com

June 7 –RASAC Gunpowder Neck 10 Miler, Deerfield Elementary in Edgewood, 8 a.m., http://www.runharford.com.

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