Life Time Tri Oceanside caps off the 2014 triathlon season as Life Time Tri Championship Event and awards $50,000 cash prize to Toyota Triple Crown Champion
CHANHASSEN, Minn. / SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Oct. 26, 2014) —The second annual Life Time Tri Oceanside crowned Alicia Kaye and Joe Malloy as winners today in beautiful Oceanside, California. Produced by Life Time – The Healthy Way of Life Company (NYSE:LTM), Life Time Tri Oceanside hosted nearly 1,000 professional and amateur athletes to experience the final event of the 2014 Life Time Tri series—and the championship of six Life Time Tri events across the country—as well as the Toyota Triple Crown Series finale. As the championship event of the 2014 Life Time Tri Series, Alicia Kaye and Cameron Dye were announced as the winners of the Life Time Tri Series and spectators cheered on Ben Collins who ultimately took home the Toyota Triple Crown Triathlon Series championship crown. Kaye won the Life Time Tri Series with 625 points and Dye won by 540 points.
Joe Malloy (Poway, California, USA) won the male professional division at 1:45.47 while Alicia Kaye (Clermont, Florida, USA) won the female professional division at 1:56.51. In the male professional division, Hunter Kemper (Colorado Springs, CO, USA) finished second with a time of 1:46.04, followed by third-place finisher Cameron Dye (Boulder, CO, USA) with a time of 1:46.16. In the female professional division, Paula Findlay (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) finished second with a time of 1:57.57, while Sarah Haskins (St. Louis, MO, USA) finished third with a time of 2:01.17.
As the final event of the 2014 Life Time Tri series, the championship boasted high stakes as athletes raced for their chance to be the Life Time Tri Series Pro champion. Ben Collins came in second in the series with 515 points and Hunter Kemper came in third in the series with 360 points. Hosted by Life Time and Toyota, the Life Time Tri Pro Series cash purse offered $450,000, including $200,000 in individual race awards and an additional $200,000 awarded to Life Time Tri Pro Series champions crowned today. Additionally, The Toyota Triple Crown Series awarded $50,000 to the top professional with the best overall time who competed in Life Time Tri Minneapolis, Panasonic New York City Triathlon and Life Time Tri Oceanside.
Life Time Tri Oceanside was also among five events in the Life Time Tri Series that supported St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, which is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Athletes participating in Life Time Tri events were encouraged to raise money as St. Jude Heroes while earning great perks such as free race entry, race weekend travel accommodations, St. Jude gear and more. For the 2014 season, including Life Time Tri Minneapolis, Life Time Tri Chicago, Life Time Tri Oceanside, and Life Time Tri CapTex, participants raised approximately $550,000 for St. Jude.
For complete 2014 Life Time Tri Pro Series and Toyota Triple Crown Series results and point standings, visit 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.
Registration for the 2015 Life Time Tri Series will open Nov. 4, 2014.
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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other deadly diseases. St. Jude has the world’s best survival rates for the most aggressive childhood cancers, and treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since we opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent in the next decade. St. Jude freely shares the breakthroughs we make, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing and food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org or following St. Jude on facebook.com/stjude and twitter.com/stjude.
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 October 26, 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.