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DNF Duathlon

Sat October 10, 2020 Corvallis, OR 97339 US



PO Box 765
Corvallis, OR US 97339


10/10/2020 at 10AM starting with the bike.

A FREE, last person standing virtual event. The rules are simple. Alternating bike and run, every hour (on the hour) you start a new lap. You can't start early. You can't bank time. You can't finish late. Then the hour hits, you must start your next lap or you are out (DNF)! The bike laps are 10 miles. The run laps are 4 miles. The faster you are, the more rest between laps. Everyone who starts a lap is in first place until they DNF. The race ends when there is only one person left. In order to win, you must do one more lap than any other person. If the last two people DNF on the same lap, no one wins. 

Your transition area is where you must start and finish each lap. The virtual race will be hosted live on Zoom. Your Zoom camera should be positioned at your transition area so you can check in for each lap. If you do not have the ability to participate live on Zoom, you can still race! You can report your total laps completed once you DNF. 

The burden of proof is on the athlete. If you want to compete for the DNF Du title of the only finisher and bragging rights for life, you must be able to prove that you did the required distance on the hour for every lap. If anyone questions your standing, you must provide substantial evidence to show you did what you say you did. Video, GPS, time stamped photos from your route etc. You may participate in this race on the road, at a gym, in your living room, where ever you can bike and run. There are no special divisions for treadmill or trainers. You choose your course. Which is harder: treadmill/trainer for hours on end or going outside? We could argue for both as there is a mental component and physical demands. Outdoor riding allows for coasting. Trainers don't have elevation gain unless you choose it. Same for a treadmill. Regardless of how you move through 4 and 10 miles, we think the sleep deprivation will get you first.

This race is inspired by backyard ultra racing. In backyard ultra racing the laps are running only. 4.166667 miles/lap. After 24 hours, 100 miles are completed. The current world record in a backyard ultra is 68 laps (283.3 miles)! We are taking this to the multisport realm and have created the DNF Du. We hope you will join us!

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