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Courtesy Atomic Man Duathlon
The Atomic Man Duathlon took place Sunday. Both races began at Piñon Elementary School. Pictured above is the start of the Little Boy sprint race.
LA natives place well at Atomic Man Duathlon

Matt Charles and Shane Treadaway finished as the two winners of the Atomic Man Duathlon, held in Los Alamos County this past weekend.

Charles, who is from Albuquerque, was the winner of the Fat Man Olympic distance race.  Treadaway, also from Albuquerque, came out on top in the Little Boy sprint distance race.

In total, 65 people competed in the race including eight sets of two-man relays.

According to Mike Engelhardt, the president of the Triatomics Multisport Club that organized the event, participation increased by 12 people from last year’s race.

He credited much of the increase of the race-organizing skills of Tad Hughes, who has been in charge of the race for the past two years.

“He has the skill and knowledge necessary to successfully organize a race that the rest of us just don’t have, so we are very fortunate to have him on board,” Engelhardt said.

Engelhardt participated in the event in the Little Boy race, where he finished third.

He said the most fun part of the competition was the back-and-forth battle between himself and runner-up Scott Valdez, from Dixon.

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