On Sept 4, 2017, I won the Donut Derby in Trexlertown, PA bicycle race for the 3rd year in a row.
The Doubt Derby is a 36 mile bicycle ride with 2 donut stops where competitors eat donuts for time credits. In this race, each donut eaten gives you 3 min credit.
I ate 61 doughnuts, for a 'doughnut adjust time' of -28 minutes. I broke my own record from 2016 (55 doughnuts; 'doughnuts adjusted time' of -10 minutes).
I teamed up again this year with my friend Thaddeus Kromelis.
Coming in 2nd place was my friend Dave Goldstein with 40 doughnuts. Dave is a great eater and is also set to do his first Ironman is about a month!
Here's some media coverage from this year's event:
Morning Call Newspaper Article and Photos
- The Morning Call photo gallery
- The Morning Call video
- The Mornng Call article
- Television Station WFMZ coverage
Also, Runner's World September, 2017 issue (currently on newsstands) has a full page featuring an interview I did with them chatting about these bicycle/doughnut races that I compete in.
Tomorrow I'll be defending my Tour de Donut-Ohio title in Troy, OH which I've won for the past 3 years!
- Learn more about the Donut Derby here: http://www.lehighwheelmen.org/index.php/13-events/13-donut-derby-2017
- Learn more about the Tour de Donut of Ohio here: https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/TROY/TourDeDonut
Photo credit: Thaddeus Kromelis