LAS VEGAS, Nev. (March 31, 2012) – An elite field of some of the toughest amateur and professional triathletes competed in the LeadmanTri Epic 125 March 31. Truly unique, the event provides a challenging 125-kilometer course through the desert outside Las Vegas.
Competing against a stellar field of world-class professionals on the event’s ultra-distance course, Angela Naeth won the women’s professional division at 5:07:41 and Maik Twelsiek won the men’s professional division at 4:44:57.
In the women’s professional division, Jackie Arendt finished second with a time of 5:23:49, while Christine Anderson finished third with a time of 5:32:22. In the men’s professional division, Matt Russell finished second with a time of 4:50:33, followed by third-place finisher Thomas Gerlach with a time of 4:52:32.
For the women’s amateur division, Kara Nielsen finished with a time of 5:59:40, followed by second-place finisher Cathy Yndestad with a time of 6:08:58 and third place finisher Lisa Heisinger with a time of 6:23:26. In the men’s amateur division, Tim Hola finished at 5:02:44: followed by second-place finisher Tom Trauger with a time of 5:19:57 and third place finisher Ryan McGuigan with a time of 5:20:53.
Saturday’s Leadman relay division saw the team of Becky Lamph, Bryson Perry and Ken Cooper take first place in 4:53:43, ahead of Kevin Scott, Chris Armstrong and Suzanne MacIsaac, who came in second with a time of 5:39:54.
The LeadmanTri includes a 2.5-kilometer swim starting at Boulder Beach near Dead Man’s Island, followed by a challenging 109.5-kilometer bike on twisting high desert mountain roads and finishes with a 13-kilometer run that climbs the River Mountain Trail to Boulder City, home of the Hoover Dam.
For more information on LeadmanTri, including future events and full race results, please visit www.leadmantri.com.
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