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BEN KANUTE AND SARAH HASKINS-KORTUEM ARE TOP FINISHERS AT 2018 2XU NEW YORK CITY TRIATHLON
Marcelo Moreira and Gaby Bunton Win Inaugural Life Time Tri Championship
NEW YORK (July 1, 2018) — Ben Kanute of Phoenix, AZ won the male professional division in 1:46:34 and Sarah Haskins-Kortuem of Eureka, MO won the female professional division in 1:59:53 at today’s 2018 2XU New York City Triathlon.
4,000 Pros, ParaTriathletes (physically challenged) and Age Group athletes competed in the event, produced and presented by Life TimeSM– Healthy Way of Life. Tens of thousands of spectators cheered on the athletes throughout the course.
In the male professional division, Cameron Dye of Boulder, CO finished second with a time of 1:47:04, followed by third-place finisher Jason West of Boulder, CO with a time of 1:47:47. In the female professional division, Laura Goss of Boulder, CO finished second with a time of 2:03:02, while Cecilia Dvis-Hayes of New York, NY finished third with a time of 2:04:05. 30 professional triathletes participated in the event which offered a $30,000 prize purse.
The inaugural Life Time Tri Championship, a race-within-a-race competition, was held during this year’s event, awarding individuals who have qualified across the 2017-2018 Life Time Tri Series, a chance to compete for more than $63,000 in cash and prizes. The overall male winner was Marcelo Moreira of São Paulo, Brazil with a time of 1:58:15 and the overall female winner was Gaby Bunton of Saint Paul, Minnesota with a time of 2:12:26. First, second and third place prizes were also awarded to the top men and woman for each of the twenty competitive divisions.
Participants swam 1.5-kilometers (.93 miles) in the Hudson River, biked 40-kilometers (24.85 miles) on the Henry Hudson Parkway, and ran a new 10-kilometers (6.2 miles) course through Central Park to complete the event.
For the seventh consecutive year, the Challenged Athletes International Championship was held during the race and a prize purse of $5,000 was awarded to the top three physically challenged triathletes.
The 2XU New York City Triathlon, the only Olympic distance triathlon in New York City, is part of the The 2018 Life Time TriSM Series, which includes seven triathlons across the country between April and September.
For complete results from the 2XU New York City Triathlon visit www.nyctri.com. For more information and updates on the Life Time Tri series, visit lifetimetri.com, “Like” the Life Time Tri Facebook page or follow @lifetimetri on Twitter.
Photos from the race are available upon request.
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About the 2XU New York City Triathlon
The 2XU New York City Triathlon, the only international-distance triathlon in New York City, is a signature event within the 2018 Life Time Tri Series, which includes seven triathlons across the country including: South Beach, CapTex, Minneapolis, New York City, Chicago, Tempe and Miami. In its inaugural year,683 people signed up for the race, today it is one of the most in-demand triathlons in America.
About Life Time® – Healthy Way of Life
Life Time champions a healthy and happy life for its members across 137 destinations in 38 major markets in the U.S. and Canada. As the nation’s only Healthy Way of Life brand, Life Time delivers an unmatched athletic resort experience and provides a comprehensive healthy living, healthy aging and healthy entertainment experience that goes well beyond fitness to encompasses the entire spectrum of daily life for individuals, couples and families of all ages. More info is available at http://www.lifetime.life/.
Founded in Australia in 2005, 2XU is the global leader in sports compression and high-performance sports apparel. 2XU compression is designed and tested in consultation with sports scientists and industry experts, and is backed by independent, scientific research by the Australian Institute of Sport and other leading research teams. Present in more than 70 countries worldwide, 2XU is the sportswear brand of choice for the world’s best athletes and sports teams. 2XU helps athletes of all abilities to train, perform and recover at their peak across sports including running, high-intensity interval training, basketball, football and triathlon.
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