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Sundance biathlon leaves the rough ocean and features an all-running event

Aug 30, 2014
Photo by: Dan Cook Mike Sewell, center, jumps out to the lead at the gun. Sewell ran to a first-place finish with a time of 18:22.4 in the Sundance 5K.

Rough surf forced the cancellation of the swim portion of the Sundance Biathlon Aug. 24, but the crowd was not disappointed as race organizers added a quarter-mile sand run to take up the slack.

The altered biathlon course attracted 30 runners, with Mark Evans, 39, of Rehoboth Beach taking top honors in 24:23. Nipping at his heels was top female finisher Jennifer Boutin, 29, of Bear, who took second overall in 24:33. Kara Erskine of Easton, Md., Daniel Rosenfeld of New York City and Alan Ennis of Scotch Plains, N.J., rounded out the top 5.

Just over 150 runners took on the 5K race. Overall winner was Mike Sewell of Camden in 18:22. Female winner was Helen Morrow of Millsboro with a time of 21:30.

To view the full list of times, go to seashorestriders.com.

Mike Sewell, leading all the way, finishes with a time of 18:22.4 in the Sundance 5K. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Sussex Tech guidance counselor Mike Firch ran to a 26th-place finish with a time of 23:15.7. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Brandt Chi of Rehoboth Beach finished second in 18:31.3. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Duncan Green,15, of  McLean, Va., finished ninth overall with a time of 20:46.2. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Bonieke Rodrigues De Azevedo of  Washington, D.C. placed 10th overall with a time of 20:55.1. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Helen Morrow of Millsboro was the top female finisher with a time of 21:30.3. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Mardiny Ung of Elizabethtown, Pa., finished 17th overall with a time of 22:39.4. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Mark Evans of Rehoboth Beach was first off the beach for the sand run and finished first overall in the biathlon with a time of 24:23.6. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape Gazette editor Laura Ritter finished 17th in the biathlon with a time of 31:12.9. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Erica Bundschuh,15, of Felton finished 13th overall in the biathlon with a time of 29:21.7. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Sundance volunteer Joie Rake pours rainbow water for the runners to refresh after the race. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Relaxing after the race are (l-r) Amy Keating, Cindy Redefer, Jack Vassalotti, Mike Firch and Ava Cannon. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Heading off the beach and into the transition area is Kara Erskine of Easton, Md., who finished third in the biathlon with a time of 25:25.0. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Always up for a good time at a race is Jack Vassalotti, who finished with a time of 26:36.5. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Natalie Dorset of New York finished with a time of 27:16.2. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
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