McGaver, Fleck Go 1-2 in Duathlon

     Marlo McGaver of Duluth and Jeanne Fleck of Proctor went 1-2 in the women’s division of Sunday’s inaugural Minneapolis Duathlon. There was a field of 813 in the run-bike-run event, the largest in the United States.

     McGaver, 39, finished in 1:29:32 for the five-kilometer run, 18-mile bike and 5K run for the women’s title and was ninth overall, while Fleck 44, was next in 1:34:27. Tara Croteau, 31, of Duluth was fourth in 1:36:07. McGaver, who has won 15 of her last 18 duathlons, and Fleck will compete in the Duathlon World Championships on Sept. 27, in Concord, N.C.

     Kevin O’Connor, 38, led overall in 1:19:28.