|More U.S. scooter/footbike records
||[Dec. 18th, 2009|10:25 pm]
I am going to add more U.S scooter/footbike records to the list I have been maintaining. |
Back on September 26, nine people rode a footbike in the footbike division of the second annual John D. Hawkes Memorial 5k road race in Salt Lake City, Utah. About 100 runners/walkers also participated in the event. The proceeds from the event went to an organization dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson's disease.
On June 13, the first footbike marathon race (26.219 miles/42.195 kilometers) ever held in the U.S. took place in Provo, Utah, and most of the participants set U.S. records for their age group or age.
As far as I know, the race in Salt Lake City on September 26 was the first 5k footbike race held in the U.S. All seven of the female riders set what I consider to be a U.S. record. The name, time, and age group or single age record of each are listed below:
Sarah Cox, 14:37, age 30-34, age 34
Ruth Greensides, 14:43, age 30
Connie Kitchens, 16:17, age 45-49, age 48
Marian Decker, 16:51, age 40-44, age 44
Larene Young, 17:29, age 31
Daphne Brass, 19:06, age 10-14, age 10
Amy Donaldson, 19:08, age 41
If we go by IKSA's classifications, Sarah Cox has the women's senior (age 18-44) U.S. record, and Connie Kitchens has the women's veteran (age 45+) record.
Christopher Cox and Mat Greensides also rode footbikes in the race. They both may now have U.S. age or age group records at the 5k distance. It all depends on whether American citizen Richard Van Camp ever competed in a 5k footbike race in Finland. He may not have, because the most common footbike race distances there appear to be 1k, 2k, 10k, and the marathon.
If Richard VC didn't compete in a 5k race in his footbike racing career (ca. 2002-2006?), then Chris and Mat have the 5k U.S. record in their respective age divisions. Their times and age group or single age records are as follows:
Christopher Cox, 11:43, age 35-39, age 36
Mathew Greensides, 12:41, age 30-34, age 31
If Richard VC didn't compete in a 5k footbike race or didn't finish a 5k race in a time faster than 11:43, then Chris has the U.S. record in the senior division (age 18-44) as well.
tags: kickbike, kick scooter