Toyota Cup Chase Kicks off at Nautica South Beach Triathlon in Miami Beach on April 10

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      The Nautica South Beach Triathlon, the first of seven events in the 2011 Life Time Triathlon Series and the start of the Race to the Toyota Cup.


Sunday, April 10, 2011—6:55 a.m. EST


Defending Champions Sara McLarty (USA) and Filip Osplay (CZE) join more than 40 other female and male professionals, including:
Women     Men
  • Angi Axmann (USA)
  • Laura Brandon (USA)
  • Jenny Fletcher (USA)
  • Abby Guernik (USA)
  • Sarah Haskins (USA)
  • Nicole Hofer (SUI)
  • Pamela Hutchinson (USA)
  • Christine Jeffrey (CAN)
  • Alicia Kaye (CAN)
  • Nicole Kelleher (USA)
  • Becky Lavelle (USA)
  • Kristin Peterson (USA)
  • Laurel Wassner (USA)
  • Rebeccah Wassner (USA)
  • Dirk Bockel (LUX)
  • Damon Barnett (USA)
  • Ethan Brown (USA)
  • Ben Collins (USA)
  • Brian Fleischmann (USA)
  • Cameron Dye (USA)
  • Allen Gardner (USA)
  • Sean Jefferson (USA)
  • John Kenny (USA)
  • Greg Kopecky (USA)
  • Stanislav Krylov (RUS)
  • Eric Limkemann (USA)
  • Dan MacKenzie (USA)
  • Justin Park (USA)
  • Volodymyr Polikarpenko (UKR)
  • Andy Potts (USA)
  • Matty Reed (USA)
  • Greg Reznich (USA)
  • Bryan Rhodes (NZL)
  • David Thompson (USA)
  • Joe Umphenour (USA)
  • Kaleb VanOrt (USA)
  • Michael Weiss (AUT)
  • Nathan White (USA)
  • Andrew Yoder (USA)


      Swim start— Ocean swim that will run parallel to world famous South Beach.
For the fourth year in a row, participants from around the world will travel to Miami Beach for the Nautica South Beach Triathlon. One of the top athletic events of the year in South Florida, the event benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, where a portion of the proceeds goes directly to pediatric cancer research.

The international distance race will feature an invigorating 1.5-kilometer ocean swim, a 40-kilometer bike over Miami Beach’s causeways, and conclude with a 10-kilometer run alongside Miami Beach’s famous Art Deco District. The event also includes a classic distance race.



The pro field will be battling for the event’s $40,000 purse, with the winner in both the female and male divisions taking home $10,000 each. In addition to the cash prizes, the winners will also earn 10 points in the Race to the Toyota Cup.

The total 2011 Race to the Toyota Cup professional division cash purse includes $584,000 in individual race awards. In addition, a 2011 Toyota vehicle and the coveted Toyota Cup will be awarded to the top female and male champions as determined at the Toyota U.S. Open Triathlon in Dallas.

As the 2011 Race to the Toyota Cup progresses, participant results and current point standings will be made available at, the official website of the Race to the Toyota Cup.

About the Life Time Triathlon Series
Since 2006, the Life Time Triathlon Series has connected some of the most prominent international-distance triathlon events in the United States. Throughout the Series, the world’s top professional triathletes battle for points and a chance to win the coveted Toyota Cup. In 2011, the Series consists of seven events, including: the April 10 Nautica South Beach Triathlon (Miami); the May 30 Capital of Texas Triathlon (Austin); the Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon June 26; the July 9 Life Time Minneapolis Triathlon; the Life Time Chicago Triathlon August 28; the Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Triathlon September 25; and the October 2 Toyota U.S. Open Championship (Dallas). For more information on the Life Time Triathlon Series and the Race to the Toyota Cup visit

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. Toyota has been a leader in hybrid technology and in the past year celebrated the 10 year anniversary of the Prius. Toyota directly employs nearly 30,000 people in the U.S. and its investment in the U.S. is currently valued at more than $18 billion. For more information about Toyota visit,,, or

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About MESP
Since 1986, MESP, Inc. has been a leader in lifestyle sports marketing. As a full service marketing and production company, MESP consistently delivers top quality events and unique brand driven marketing programs to tens of thousands of athletes throughout the United States. MESP currently produces high profile events such as the Nautica Malibu Triathlon, the Nautica South Beach Triathlon, and the Merrell Down & Dirty National Mud Run Series. MESP strives to produce events with a festive atmosphere that make a difference in people’s lives and that continually maximize the enjoyment of the athletes, the exposure of the sponsors, and the well-being of the community. MESP events have raised over $6 million for various philanthropic organizations such as Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and Operation Gratitude. Our clients past and present include: Adidas, Allied Domecq, Amgen Inc., Anheuser-Busch Companies Inc., Audi of America Inc., Kraft Foods, Inc., The Coca-Cola Company, Dole Food Company Inc., Ford Motor Company, Herbalife International of America Inc., John Paul Mitchell Systems, Kaiser Permanente, K-Swiss Inc., Rodale Inc., Monster Beverage Company, Nautica, Nestle USA, PepsiCo, S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc., Subaru of America, Toyota Motor Sales, The Walt Disney Corporation, Wolverine Worldwide, Wynn Las Vegas and many more.

About Nautica
Founded in 1983, Nautica® is a leading global lifestyle brand ranging from men’s, women’s and children’s apparel and accessories to a complete home collection. Nautica® products are refined casual classics inspired and energized by the water that are always crisp, clean and distinct. Today Nautica® is available in more than 60 countries with more than 200 Nautica® branded stores worldwide. In 2003, the Company was acquired by VF Corporation, a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel with more than 30 brands, including Wrangler, The North Face, Lee, Vans, Nautica, 7 For All Mankind, Eagle Creek, Eastpak, Ella Moss, JanSport, lucy, John Varvatos, Kipling, Majestic, Napapijri, Red Kap, Reef, Riders and Splendid. For additional information, please go to and


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Release Summary

The Nautica South Beach Triathlon, the first of seven events in the 2011 Life Time Triathlon Series and the start of the Race to the Toyota Cup is Sunday, April 10. Many pro triathletes will attend.


Life Time Fitness, Inc.
Karen Jayne Leinberger