It was a great day yesterday as 75 athletes competed in the second edition of Race The State sponsored by BankNewport and Ocean Point Insurance! Individuals and teams ran 3.8 miles through Tiverton, paddled 1 mile across the Sakonnet River, ran 12.3 miles from Portsmouth to Newport, kayaked 5.6 miles to Narragansett via a portage in Jamestown and cycled 28.5 miles from Narragansett through South Kingstown, Richmond, Hopkinton, Charlestown and finishing in Westerly.

Congratulations to the 5-person, all-male team, Island Idiots, for finishing the 53-mile coursein 4 hours 37 minutes and 26 seconds an overall average pace of 5:25/mile. Team members included: Shawn Westoven (Portsmouth, RI), Dan Dytch (Newport, RI), Dirk Johnson (Middletown, RI), Mike Giles (Cape Town, South Africa) and Terry Halpin (Middletown, RI).  The second team across the line was the 4-person team, Hot Club Harbor Seals out of Providence, RI with a total elapsed time of 5 hours 20 minutes and 47 seconds. The winners in the 3-person team were the Three Dirty Rats out of Reading, PA and in the 2-person division, the husband-wife duo, No Excuses, from Dedham, MA took top honors.

On the individual side, brothers Tyler and Josh Mason took first and second respectively in the men’s division with Bethesda, MD native Scott Madden taking third overall. Tyler of Charlestown, RI finished with an elapsed time of 5 hours 44 minutes and 20 seconds. In the women’s division, Mill Valley, California resident Shawn Connell-Clark had the top overall time at 5:56:45, with Ashaway, RI’s Caroline Duksta a mere 47 seconds behind! In third place was Portsmouth, RI native Sarah Ethier.

Complete results with splits can be found HERE.

Ryan M. Belmore

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