LOS ANGELES--()--It was an American sweep today for the men in the 2012 Herbalife Triathlon Los Angeles. Cameron Dye came out of the Pacific Ocean in the .9 mile swim in fourth position, but dominated the 24.2 mile bike segment to win his second straight L.A. championship in a time of 1:46.57. His bike course ride was 53 minutes 38 seconds, two minutes faster than his closest competitor, creating a lead that could not be closed by second place Chris Foster. Foster’s time was 1:48.04. Ben Collins was third with a 1:48.16. With this win, Dye earned $10,000, plus a $1,000 premium for the fastest bike time, and 10 points toward the championship in the seven-race Life Time Triathlon Series Race to the Toyota Cup. Foster won the $1,000 premium with the fastest time in the run, 30.03 for 6.2 miles, and nine points in the Series championship. Australia’s Jimmy Seear took the $1,000 swim prem with an 18.48. Dye is currently the Race to the Toyota cup leader, three points ahead of Collins.
First-time L.A. competitor, American Alicia Kaye followed Dye’s example, after coming out of the water in sixth, she blew through the bike course two minutes faster than her closest competitor and finished the race in 1:57.57. American Sarah Goss was second in 1:59.30 and Flora Duffy, an Olympian from Bermuda was third in 1:59.50. The $1,000 premiums in the swim, bike and run were won by Liz Blatchford (GBR), Kaye and Duffy, respectively.
The championship event for the Race to the Toyota Cup will be October 7 in Dallas, TX. Series high point men and women champions will win a $60,000 bonus including a Toyota vehicle.
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