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15th Annual Life Time Tri “Escape to Miami Triathlon” Draws International Attention; Miamians Prove Resilient

September 23, 2019

Yunior Rosete and Imke Oelerich and take overall first place

MIAMI, Fla. — They came from near and far this weekend; 1,750 triathletes representing 20 countries and 27 states flocked to Margaret Pace Park to swim, bike and run at the 15th annual Life Time Tri Escape to Miami Triathlon, owned and produced by Life Time.

The triathletes’ day began by being taxied out to uninhabited Escape Island in the middle of Biscayne Bay, where they waited in the dark to give it their all at sunrise. Island fire dancers and a massive video boat kept them entertained and eased nerves before they swam nearly a mile to shore. They later biked through Miami’s Wynwood Design District and ran eight challenging ascents over the MacArthur Causeway.

Local endurance sports enthusiasts proudly represented Miami at the event, with around 50 percent of registered participants hailing from the area. Individuals from Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and ten South American countries turned up to compete, signifying the event’s international attraction. The youngest triathlete competing was 14 while the oldest was 77.

Yunior Rosete, 35, of Miami, took first place in the Men’s International division with a time of 1:53:20. In the Men’s Sprint division, Nacho Hernando, 26, also of Miami, secured first place at 1:01:11

In the Women’s International division, Imke Oelerich, 30, of Burg Auf Fehmarn, Germany took first place, crossing the finish line at 2:15:53. Virginia Echavarria, 30, of Atlanta, placed first place in the Women’s Sprint Division with a time of 1:21:20

Triathletes had the choice between two race distances, with 60% percent opting for the International division.

Race DistanceSwimBikeRunTotal
Sprint.25 miles13 miles3.1 miles16.35
International.9 miles24.8 miles6.2 miles31.9

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Escape to Miami Triathlon Results

Men’s International Distance

Yunior RoseteMiami, Fla.1:53:20
Javier MoralesMiami, Fla.2:06:14
Ryker WallMiami, Fla.2:07:33

Men’s Sprint Distance

Nacho HernandoMiami, Fla.1:01:11
Valentino AgnelliMiami, Fla.1:02:46
John RebackJupiter, Fla.1:03:51

Women’s International Distance

Imke OelerichBurg Auf Fehmarn, Germany2:15:53
Kristine Banks-SmithSan Francisco, Calif.2:15:56
Carolina PonceNorth Miami Beach, Fla.2:17:27

Women’s Sprint Distance

Virginia EchavarriaAtlanta, Ga.1:21:29
Brenda LipsBoca Raton, Fla.1:21:38
Linda RodriguezMiami, Fla.1:21:57

The Life Time Tri Escape to Miami Triathlon is owned and produced by Life Time, the premier healthy lifestyle brand. It is among more than 30 premier athletic events owned by the company, including the Miami Marathon, the Verizon New York City Triathlon, the Chicago Triathlon, the Leadville Race Series, and the Dirty Kanza.

About Life Time® – Healthy Way of Life

Life Time champions a healthy and happy life for its members across 145 destinations in 39 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 encompass the entire spectrum of daily life for individuals, couples and families of all ages. For more information visit www.lifetime.life.

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