CHANHASSEN, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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 Triathlon Series.
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, www.lexus.com, www.scion.com or www.toyotanewsroom.com.