More than 2,000 pro, elite amateur and first-time triathletes descended
upon Lake Nokomis today to participate in the 2014 Life Time Tri
Minneapolis presented by Toyota. This year marked the 12th anniversary
of the event and served as the first race in the Toyota Triple Crown
Ben Collins (Chicago, IL) won the male professional division at 1:50:09
while Alicia Kaye (Colorado Springs, CO) won the female professional
division at 1:59:51. Other top finishers in the men’s professional
division included Cameron Dye (Boulder, CO) in second place with a time
of 1:51:10, followed by third-place finisher Hunter Kemper (Colorado
Springs, CO) with a time of 1:51:20. In the female professional
division, Radka Vodickova (Czech Republic) finished second with a time
of 2:04:07 and Jillian Peterson (Colorado Springs, CO) finished third
with a time of 2:08:17.
Professional triathletes battled for the event’s $30,000 purse, with
Alicia Kaye and Ben Collins taking home $7,000 each and 100 points in
the Toyota Triple Crown series. The 2014 Life Time Tri Pro Series cash
purse offers $450,000, including $250,000 in individual race awards and
an additional $200,000 awarded to Life Time Tri Pro Series champions
crowned at the series finale – Life Time Tri Oceanside. With the
addition of the Toyota Triple Crown, the overall 2014 Life Time Tri cash
purse is $500,000.
As the 2014 Life Time Tri Pro Series and Toyota Triple Crown Series
progresses, participant results and current point standings will be
available at lifetimetri.com,
the official website of Life Time Tri. Updates also will be provided on
Twitter by following @LifeTimeTri
and by liking the Life
Time Tri Facebook page.
ABOUT THE TOYOTA TRIPLE CROWN:
The male and female winners of Life Time Tri Minneapolis will earn 100
points in the Toyota Triple Crown, in which professional triathletes
have six nationwide Life Time Tri events to choose from to earn points
toward the Life Time Tri Series Championship with a total cash purse of
$450,000. Athletes earn points at a minimum of three and up to five in
the 2014 Life Time Tri Series events, including the Series Championship
event — Life Time Tri Oceanside. The 2014 Life Time Tri Pro
Series cash purse includes $200,000 in individual race awards, $50,000
to the Toyota Triple Crown winner and an additional $200,000 awarded to
Life Time Tri Pro Series champions crowned at Life Time Tri Oceanside.
To qualify for race awards, pros must start at least three events,
including the Life Time Tri Oceanside, the series finale. The top five
events will count towards their overall standings and the official
finishing times at Life Time Tri Oceanside will serve as a tiebreaker.
About Life Time Fitness, Inc.
As The Healthy Way of Life Company, Life Time Fitness (NYSE:LTM) helps
organizations, communities and individuals achieve their total health
objectives, athletic aspirations and fitness goals by engaging in their
areas of interest — or discovering new passions — both inside and
outside of Life Time’s distinctive and large sports, professional
fitness, family recreation and spa destinations, most of which operate
24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Company’s Healthy Way of Life
approach enables customers to achieve this by providing the best
programs, people and places of uncompromising quality and value. As of
July 12, 2014, the Company operated 112 centers under the LIFE TIME
FITNESS® and LIFE TIME ATHLETIC® brands in the United States and Canada.
Additional information about Life Time centers, programs and services is
available at lifetimefitness.com.
About Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. is the marketing, sales,
distribution and customer service arm of Toyota, Lexus and Scion.
Established in 1957, TMS markets products and services through a network
of nearly 1,500 Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealers which sold more than 2
million vehicles in 2012. Toyota directly employs over 31,000 people in
the United States and its investment here is currently valued at more
than $24 billion. For more information about Toyota, visit www.toyota.com,
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