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Rathdowney getting Duathlon ready and entries are open for this unique event

The Rathdowney Duathlon is back for a third year and organiser Barry Bowe is anticipating the running and cycling event to be even bigger and better than before.

The duathlon involves a 2.5 km run through the town followed by a 20 km cycle and finished with a 2.5 km run.

There is a elite section where athletes do both run and cycle and a relay section where a pair of athletes work together one doing the run and the other doing the cycle.

The best course times and people that hold them are currently:

Men’s Elite. Enda Meagher 60.03
Women’s Elite. Louise Mahony 63.48
Men’s Relay. Cian McDonald/ Derek Byrne 48.01
Women’s Relay. Breda Mcdonald/ Angela Hoare. 59.17

The duathlon fundraises for different charities and organisations each year and this year the funds go to the Irish Road Victims Association.

To enter, simply click on the link here.

Early bird registration ends on Thursday, June 13 at 11.59pm. Early bird race registration costs €20 while early bird relay registration is €35.

You can find out more about the event here.

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