D.C. Mayor Fenty finishes 16th in inaugural triathlon

June 21, 2010|By Sports Digest

Washington DC Triathlon

D.C. Mayor Fenty finishes 16th in inaugural competition

Washington Mayor Adrian Fenty highlighted a field of more than 2,000 competitors Sunday in the inaugural Washington DC Triathlon, which featured Sprint and Olympic distance courses that wound through the city's monumental corridors before finishing along Pennsylvania Avenue. Competing in the Elite Olympic category, Fenty finished 16th in with a time of 2 hours, 19 minutes, 14 seconds. In the Sprint race, which incorporated a 0.8-kilometer swim, 20K bike ride and 6.7K run, the overall men's winner was Derek Stone, 22, of Bay City, Mich., with a time of 1:09:42. In the Olympic race, which was a 1.5K swim, 40K bike ride and 10K run, the overall men's winner was Danylo Sapunov, 28, of Brooklyn, N.Y., with a time of 1:50:41. The top woman was Hilary Cairns, 40, of Washington, who finished in 2:14:45. The triathlon also included a Newbie Challenge for first-time triathletes in both the Sprint and Olympic distance races. The men's winner of the Sprint distance was Brian Gurr of Washington with a time of 1:17:40, while Rep. Adam B. Schiff, California Democrat, finished in 1:46:18. Tyler Smith, also of Washington, captured the women's Sprint race in 1:30:16. In the Olympic distance Newbie Challenge, the top male was Alex Dadds of Lousville, Ky., with a time of 2:18:39. The top female was Nicole Sharer of Oakton, Va., with a time of 2:46:34.

Boxing

Baltimore native Rahman earns 4th-round TKO of Miller

Two-time former heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman continued his comeback by scoring a fourth-round technical knockout over fellow American Shannon Miller in Niagara Falls, N.Y., on Saturday. The fight was stopped by referee Charlie Fitch — and at the request of Miller's corner — 1:37 into the fourth round after the Baltimore-born Rahman (47-7-2) sent Miller (16-5-0) to the mat for the fourth time in a main-event fight that was scheduled to go 10 rounds. Rahman, who had knocked Miller woozy in the second round, dealt the final blow with a left jab followed by a right that sent Miller tumbling into his own corner at the Niagara Falls Conference Center. "This is just what I needed to let me know that if Hasim Rahman of old wants to resurface, I've got to do a lot more," Rahman said. "I've got to get back to basics first." Though Rahman dominated, Miller got in several good shots, including a solid right hand that stunned his opponent in the first round. Rahman had his right eye partially shut after the fight, noting he wasn't sure if it was punched or thumbed in the eye. The fight was Rahman's second since a seven-round TKO loss to Wladimir Klitschko in December 2008. The 37-year-old Rahman took all of last year off to both recuperate and evaluate his career before determining to pursue what he calls one final title run. His comeback began in March when he scored a first-round TKO over Clinton Boldridge. He said Friday that he intends to fight as soon and as often as possible in a bid to land another title shot — and potentially a rematch against Klitschko — as early as next year.

Et cetera

Blair one of 4 ex-Orioles to play in Hall of Fame Classic

Former Orioles Paul Blair, Kevin Bass, Mike Pagliarulo and Dickie Noles took part in the second annual Hall of Fame Classic at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, N.Y., in which Team Feller beat Team Killebrew, 9-0. The game, which featured Hall of Famers Gary Carter, Rollie Fingers, Goose Gossage, Phil Niekro and Ozzie Smith — along with Bob Feller and Harmon Killebrew — as well as 22 other former major leaguers, was held by the National Baseball Hall of Fame. "If you love baseball the way we do, it's an honor" to play in the Classic, Noles said. "It's a fantasy camp for us."

Men's college basketball: Hood added 6-0 guard Derek Szabados of Catoctin to its roster for next season.

Baseball: Navy's Ben Nelson (5-3, 2.34ERA) was named a third-team freshman All-American by Ping! Baseball.

Track and field: Hood added thrower Meghan Rose (Eastern Tech) and vaulter and sprinter Steven Powell from Kent Island High in Stevensville to its roster. Rose won the 2010 Maryland title in the shot put with a toss of 38 feet, 8 inches and was runner-up in the discus with a mark of 105-11.

—From Sun staff and news services

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