Race report: Donut Derby 2017

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

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