BEND, Ore.--()--Christine Anderson (Boulder, Colorado) and Jordan Rapp (Thousand Oaks, California) conquered more than 250-kilometers of terrain and battled one of the largest professional triathlete fields during the inaugural LeadmanTri Life Time Epic (LeadmanTri) September 22 in Bend, Ore. Truly unique, the event hosted more than 400 racers on challenging 125- or 250-kilometer courses through the awe-inspiring Northwestern landscape.
Competing against a stellar field of world-class professionals on the event’s ultra-distance course, Anderson won the women’s professional division at 9:30:26 and Rapp won the men’s professional division at 8:08:52.
In the women’s professional division, Haley Cooper-Scott (Spokane, Washington) finished second with a time of 9:34:03, while Trish Deim (Meridian, Idaho) finished third with a time of 9:36:14. In the men’s professional division, Mathias Hecht (Willisau, Switzerland) finished second with a time of 8:16:57, followed by third-place finisher Thomas Gerlach (Madison, Wisconsin) with a time of 8:28:16
For the women’s amateur LeadmanTri 250 division, Cathy Yndestad (Minneapolis, Minnesota) finished with a time of 9:55:54, followed by second-place finisher Justine Emge (Eagle, Idaho) with a time of 10:24:35 and third place finisher Angie Schmidt (St. Paul, Minnesota) with a time of 10:28:13. In the men’s amateur LeadmanTri 250 division, Ryan McGuigan (Tucson, Arizona) finished at 9:00:53, followed by second-place finisher Michael Rushton (Baker City, Oregon) with a time of 9:03:49 and third place finisher Nathan Birdssall (Coeur d’Alene, Idaho) with a time of 9:04:36.
For the women’s amateur LeadmanTri 125 division, Laura Coombs (Bellevue, Washington) finished with a time of 4:56:03, followed by second-place finisher Erin Green (Boise, Idaho) with a time of 5:02:46 and third place finisher Jannalyn Luttrell (Sandy, Utah) with a time of 5:17:28. In the men’s LeadmanTri 125 amateur division, Ben Greenfield (Spokane, Washington) finished 4:22:42, followed by second-place finisher Jeff Smith (Portland, Oregon) with a time of 4:25:01 and third place finisher Rick Floyd (Boise, Idaho) with a time of 4:28:00.
Saturday’s LeadmanTri 250 relay division saw the team of Melisa Rolins, Elden Nelson, and Lisa Nelson (Minneapolis, Minnesota) take first place in 9:27:41, ahead of Nick Campbell, Dan Broyles, Kevin Lair (Bend, Oregon) who came in second with a time of 10:17:55 and Nicole Pressprich, Anne Linton, and Tara Butler (Bend, Oregon), who came in third with a time of 11:24:08.
The LeadmanTri 125 relay division saw the team of Susan Legacki, Doug LaPlaca, and Keveney Dugan (Bend, Oregon) take first place in 4:45:51, ahead of Frank Costa, Rilry Smith and Joseph Babich (Bend, Oregon), who came in second with a time of 5:02:31 and Kirk Hansen, Al Iverson and Kellie Hand (Farmingon, Minnesota), who came in third with a time of 5:14:04.
The race will feature nearly 5,000 feet of climbing and a peak elevation of 6,200 feet on one of the most beautiful and challenging triathlon courses in the world. The full Leadman course boasts a five-kilometer (3.1-mile) swim in idyllic Lake Cultus, a 223-kilometer (138.6-mile) bike around dormant volcano, Mount Bachelor, a breath-taking 22-kilometer (13.7-mile) trail run through Tetherow Country Club along the Descheutes River, with a finish line in the Old Mill District of Bend.
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