Life Time Tri Minneapolis Descends upon Lake Nokomis Saturday, July 13
Thousands will participate in annual event that also kicks of the first race
in the Toyota Triple Crown Triathlon Series
-- July 12, 2013
Life Time Fitness (NYSE:LTM):
Thousands of professional and amateur triathletes will descend
upon Minneapolis on Saturday, July 13 to compete in the 2013 Life
Time Tri Minneapolis at beautiful Lake Nokomis. The event,
presented by Life Time – The Healthy Way of Life Company, is also
the first event in the Toyota Triple Crown Series that will award
WHAT: $50,000 and the coveted Toyota Cup to the top professional female
or male triathlete competing in all three Toyota Triple Crown
events. Life Time Tri Minneapolis isn’t just for the pros though.
The event includes a Sprint and International distance as well as
a relay component for those who would rather showcase their swim,
bike or run skills alongside a team.
In addition, the North American Junior Triathlon Invitational will
take place where children ages 12-17 will compete with teams from
Canada and the United States for individual and group awards.
Junior participants will swim 0.25 miles, bike 15.0 miles and run
WHEN: Saturday, July 13, 2013
7 a.m. CDT Pro Start and International Waves Begin
8:43 a.m. CDT Short Course Waves Begin
11 a.m. CDT Awards Ceremony
WHO: Alongside thousands of amateur and elite triathletes, the
following pros are scheduled to compete:
Fernanda Bau Ben Collins
Moka Best Cameron Dye
Lauren Brandon Nickolaus Early
Abby Geurink Kevin Everett
Lauren Goss Chris Foster
Alicia Kaye Stuart Hayes
Leanna Lee Dan Hedgecock
Sara McLarty Manuel Huerta
Jillian Petersen Hunter Kemper
Shannon Radle Chris Leiferman
Lesley Smith Alex Libin
Sierra Snyder Dustin McLarty
WHERE: Swim—Minneapolis’ Lake Nokomis starting and beginning on the
northwest side of the lake.
Bike—Navigates along the iconic Mississippi River and “City of
Lakes” before returning to the Lake Nokomis transition area.
Run—Around Minneapolis’ Lake Nokomis to the cheers of thousands of
The pro field will be battling for the event’s $40,000 purse, with
WHY: 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 2013 Life Time Tri Pro Series cash purse offers $450,000,
including $250,000 in individual race awards and an additional
$200,000 awarded to Life Time Tri Pro Series champions crowned at
the series finale – Life Time Tri Oceanside. With the addition of
the Toyota Triple Crown, the overall 2013 Life Time Tri cash purse
is $500,000. To qualify for race awards, pros must start at least
three events, including the Series finale, Life Time Tri Oceanside,
with the top five events counting towards their overall standings.
The official finishing times at Life Time Tri Oceanside will serve
as a tiebreaker.
As the 2013 Life Time Tri Pro Series and Toyota Triple Crown Series
progress, participant results and current point standings will be
available at 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.
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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 9, 2013, the Company operated 106 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.
Life Time Fitness
Lauren Flinn, 952-229-7776
Erin Bix, 917-204-6355
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