Monday, July 16, 2012
Karen Jayne Leinberger
Focus shifts to fifth event in series—August 26, Life Time Tri Chicago
CHANHASSEN, Minn. (July 16, 2012) – Saturday, July 14, marked the fourth event of the Race to the Toyota Cup at the Life Time Tri Minneapolis.
Within the female professional division, defending female champion, Sarah Haskins (USA) outlasted Gwen Jorgensen (USA) and Jillian Pertersen (USA) to win the third race of the seven-event Series. Haskins completed the course in 1:57:50. Among the male professionals, Hunter Kemper (USA) held off Andy Potts (USA) and Bevan Docherty (NZL) to capture the victory. Kemper's time was 1:47:25.
The Series now moves on to the Life Time Tri Chicago which is set for Sunday, August 26.
2012 Toyota Cup Top Five Standings as of July 16, 2012
Female Professional Division:
1. Sarah Haskins (USA) 43
2. Alicia Kaye (CAN) 27
3. Lauren Goss (USA) 20.5
4. Jillian Peterson (USA) 20.5
5. Annabel Luxford (AUS) 18
Male Professional Division:
1. Cameron Dye (USA) 32
2. Ben Collins (USA) 31
3. Any Potts (USA) 27.5
4. Hunter Kemper (USA) 21
5. Bevan Docherty (NZL) 16
The total 2012 Race to the Toyota Cup professional division includes $574,000 in cash prizes, awards and a Toyota Vehicle. The vehicle and coveted Toyota Cup are given to the top female and male champions at the Toyota U.S. Open Triathlon in Dallas, which serves as the Series finale championship.
The professional division also awards 0.5 points to the fastest swim, cycle and run legs at each event. In the female professional division, Haskins boasted the fastest swim with a time of 18:57:8. Haskins also turned in the fastest cycle with a time of 1:00:40. Gwen Jorgensen (USA) turned in the fastest run with a time of 35:24:7.
On the professional men’s side, Dustin McLarty (USA), secured the fastest swim with a time of 17:30:4, while Dye turned in the fastest cycle with a time of 55:29:5. Kemper turned in the fastest run with a time of 31:21:8.
As the 2012 Race to the Toyota Cup progresses, participant results and current point standings will be made available at racetothetoyotacup.com, the official website of the Race to the Toyota Cup.
About the Race to the Toyota Cup
Since 2006, the Race to the Toyota Cup 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 2012, the Race to the Toyota Cup consists of seven events, including: the April 1 Nautica South Beach Triathlon (Miami); the May 28 Capital of Texas Triathlon (Austin); the Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon June 24; the July 14 Life Time Tri Minneapolis ; the Life Time Tri Chicago August 26; the Herbalife Triathlon Los Angeles September 30; and the October 7 Toyota U.S. Open Triathlon (Dallas). For more information on the Race to the Toyota Cup visit racetothetoyotacup.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 1.76 million vehicles in 2010. Toyota directly employs nearly 30,000 people in the U.S. and its investment here is currently valued at more than $18 billion. For more information about Toyota, visit www.toyota.com or http://www.toyotanewsroom.com.
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 16, 2012, the Company operated 105 centers under the LIFE TIME FITNESS® and LIFE TIME ATHLETIC(SM) brands in the United States and Canada. Additional information about Life Time centers, programs and services is available at lifetimefitness.com.
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