KSEA sponsors first-ever wing duathlon
By 1st Lt. John Callahan, 176th Wing Public Affairs
/ Published September 19, 2010
KULIS AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Alaska -- Nineteen Air Guard athletes turned out here Saturday, Sept. 18, for the first-ever 176th Wing Duathlon, an event combining a one-mile run, a five-mile bicycle ride, then another one-and-a-half-mile run.
The intent is to make the race an annual event, said MSgt. Lolly Reid, command support staff technician for the 176th Maintenance Group, who helped organize the event.
Reid said the event was the brainchild of Lt. Col. Ed Soto, commander of the 176th Civil Engineer Squadron.
"He came up with the original idea," she explained. "The purpose was to have a fun event that emphasized fitness as a lifestyle."
Reid also serves as treasurer of the Kulis Senior Enlisted Association. Upon her request, KSEA agreed to sponsor the event. Skinny Raven, an Anchorage sporting goods store, also helped support the race.
Top overall finisher was 1st. Lt. Gary Weir, a pilot with the 144th Airlift Squadron, who finished with a time of 38:39.
Under 36: Jennifer Haney
36-44: Chelsea Johnson
Under 36: Gary Weir
36-44: David Glick
45+: Bill Lowen