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Duathlon dedicated to 'all-around good guy';
scores cash for CASS hockey
Reported November 3, 2007 by Donna Schell for The Sault Star
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Forty-three participants, broken down in 17 teams and eight individuals, participated in the annual Central Algoma Secondary School Duathlon.

The event was dedicated to the memory of 1983 CASS graduate Darren King, who lost his battle with cancer earlier this year.

The event raised more than $2,973 for the CASS hockey league.

Among the competitors was King's nephew, Tyler Giasson.

Giasson, participating in his first Duathlon, said he despite the fact he didn't train for the run, it was rewarding representing the family.

He described his uncle as a family man, always looking on the bright side. "He was an all-around good guy," Giasson said, adding King was a big supporter of CASS and its sports department.

The Duathlon consisted of a five-kilometre run, 17-kilometre cycle course and 2.5-kilometre run.

In the team competition, first place went to brothers Brandon and Cody Grant at 66:30. Second spot was Steve Roedde and Caleb Stinson at 67:27. Third place also went to two brothers, Ben and Denver MacFarlane. Ben had the fastest 2.5-kilometre run with a time of 10:21, narrowly breaking the school record set in 2006 by Thomas Ross at 10:06.

In the individual rankings, first place went to staffer Lawrence Foster, at 63:53. Foster recorded the fastest five-kilometre run with a time of 18:40 and the fastest cycle with a time of 34:17.

Second place was Shane Alberta, at 70:08 and third place was Anthony Bin 71:37.