Craig Lawson and Ian Alsen of Granada Hills won the 21.8-mile Ride-and-Tie competition Saturday at Cal State Bakersfield in 1 hour, 37 minutes, breaking the course record by six minutes.
Ride-and-Tie is a team event. Teammates begin the race at the same time with one running and one cycling. Participants switch places whenever they want, but both must cross the finish line simultaneously to win.
Lawson, 16, and Alsen, 17, defeated more than 600 participants as they eclipsed the record held by Ken Souza, who is the national biathlon champion, and Emilio Desoto, one of the top 10 national sprint triathletes.