6/2/2019 Ken Frankebery and Scott Orlando Twinsburg Duathlon Twinsburg, Ohio


Twinsburg Duathlon

2 Mile Run, 10 Mile Bike, And 2 Mile Run

Twinsburg, Ohio

Ken Frankenbery

Finish Time:  1:03:56

Overall Place:  11th

Division Place:  1st Place

Scott Orlando

Finish Time 1:07:42

Overall Place:  22nd

Division Place: 2nd Place

Race Recap by Ken Frankenbery

All night rain had me expecting a wet, cold race, but at 6 am, sun came out, sky cleared and it was a tolerable 61 degrees. Roads were wet, a little slippery on corners, but not bad. Race went well, finished 11th Overall out of about 75, 1st in Age group. A well-run, organized event with great food after.

Race Recap by Scott Orlando:

The weather was threatening cold temps and rain but North Coast MultiSports race Director Mickey Rzymek must have made a deal with Mother Nature because race conditions were near ideal.  Every event North Coast Multisports is involved with is always top notch!  The singing of the national anthem and honoring veterans pre race are traditions well worth continuing.  One top competitor even made the comment that the post race snacks were far better then any Ironman he has ever done.  The race itself was as challenging as ever with rolling hills on the run and bike course.  This year’s race saw 22 first time competitors, 13 relay teams and of course many fast top area athletes.  I was definitely impressed with the amount of senior athletes competing.  Seeing 60 and 70 + athletes out their is always inspiring.  I personally was happy with my run times only losing 10 seconds per mile between my first run and second run.  My first transition was faster and smooth.  My second transition back to the running shoes was a little slower then I would have liked but I quickly got my running legs back and was surprised that the first mile of the second run was actually my fastest mile split of the race.  My bike time was a little slower then I would have liked but I wasn’t surprised as I haven’t been able to train on the bike as much as I would normally like to due to an injury and lots of rainy days.  I was shocked that I took second in my age division.  This race has 10 year age divisions and I was certainly the oldest in my division.  It just goes to show you that you always focus on your own race and journey.  You don’t worry about what others are doing.  You challenge yourself to do the best you can personally do at each race and good things will happen.  It was satisfying to walk the famed North Coast Multisports red carpet and receive the customary bobble head trophy before standing on the podium.  Ken Frankebery left no doubt that he hasn’t slowed down finishing 11th overall and winning the 60 – 69 age division.