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Racing Weekend Preview: From Penticton To Stockholm

  • By Bethany Mavis
  • Published Aug 22, 2013
  • Updated Aug 22, 2013 at 8:57 PM UTC
Photo: Paul Phillips/Competitive Image/@Compimagephoto


Highlights of each of the big races coming up this weekend, including Life Time Tri Chicago, Rev3 Maine, Challenge Penticton, Ironman Canada, ITU WTS Stockholm and TriRock Asbury Park. 

Life Time Tri Chicago

Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013 – Chicago, Ill.
1.5K swim, 40K bike, 10K run//750-meter swim, 22K bike, 5K run

This urban course in downtown Chicago has drawn triathletes for more than 30 years. This year, more than 9,000 athletes will race on the course which starts from the Monroe Harbor, looping along Lake Shore Drive and culminating with a run down Columbus Drive in the heart of Chicago. The race offers both sprint- and Olympic-distance races (pros will be racing on the Olympic course), and is part of the Life Time Fitness Triathlon series. The top three overall male and female finishers along with the top three finishers in each age group will receive a free entry to the inaugural Life Time Tri Oceanside in October, where the series culminates.

Pro Race
The men’s race is highlighted by American ITU stars including Hunter Kemper, who’s raced triathlon in four Olympic Games; Jarrod Shoemaker, a 2008 Olympian; and Matt Chrabot. Other top competitors include Ben Collins, Dustin McLarty and Stuart Hayes.

In the women’s race, Canada-born Alicia Kaye will be the favorite, as she was second overall in the LTF series last year behind Sarah Haskins. Her top competition will come from Helle Frederiksen, an ITU racer who’s had top finishes this year in both Olympic and 70.3 racing; Annabel Luxford; Sara McLarty and Daniela Ryf.

Pro Men
Jon Bird
Barrett Brandon
Matt Chrabot
Ben Collins
Brooks Cowan
Nathan Dressel
Robert Duncan
Nickolaus Early
Kevin Everett
Stuart Hayes
Dan Hedgecock
Hunter Kemper
John Kenny
Alex Libin
Hunter Lussi
Joe Maloy
Dustin McLarty
Reeven Nathan
Patrick Parish
Peter Robertson
Kevin Ryan
James Seear
Jarrod Shoemaker
Jason Smith
Jens Toft
Denis Vasiliev
Ivan Vasiliev
Chris Wiatr
Scott Wilkinson

Pro Women
Lauren Barnett
Fernanda Bau
Moka Best
Lauren Brandon
Kyla Chapman
Helle Frederiksen
Abby Geurink
Zara Guinard
Amanda Hahn
Alicia Kaye
Leanna Lee
Annabel Luxford
Sara McLarty
Michelle Mehnert
Michelle Mighdoll
Jillian Petersen
Shannon Radle
Kathy Rakel
Daniela Ryf
Maxine Seear
Lesley Smith

RELATED – Photos: 2012 Life Time Chicago Tri

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Bethany Mavis

Bethany Mavis

Bethany Mavis is the associate editor for Triathlete and Inside Triathlon magazines. She received her B.A. in journalism from Point Loma Nazarene University and is a multiple half-marathon finisher.

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