Thursday, April 14, 2016

West Point Duathlon Race Report -- Alex Springer

This past weekend Cheng Wang and Alex Springer competed in the West Point Duathlon - a 2 km, 22 km, and 5 km run-bike-run event held in West Point, NY. The weather conditions made the race exactly what you would expect in the early season; cold, wet, and rainy. Nevertheless, this did not stop MIT from putting forth two stellar performances with Alex Springer coming in 2nd overall with a time of 1:02:12 and Cheng Wang coming in 30th overall with a time of1:16:03. Both athletes are part of the MIT contingent traveling to South Carolina later this month to compete in Collegiate Triathlon Nationals. We wish them the best of luck and continued perseverance in their training as they prepare for this event.

Alex Springer (left) and Cheng Wang (right) at the finish of the West Point Duathlon.

Alex Springer finished 2nd overall in the race, earning him a spot on the overall podium!

Coming off the bike, Alex Springer had a short lead over the next competitor but ultimately was not able to hold onto it for the entire 5k finishing leg of the duathlon.