CHANHASSEN, Minn.--(Life Time Fitness (NYSE: LTM), The Healthy Way of Life Company, today unveiled the 2013 LeadmanTri Life Time EPIC 125/250 schedule. The category-redefining ultra distance triathlon will make its return to Bend, Ore. on Saturday, September 21, 2013. New this year is the inaugural LeadmanTri Marquee 125, which will take place April 14, 2013, in Tempe Beach Park in Tempe, Ariz.)--
Since its inception in 2011, LeadmanTri has provided athletes with an ultra distance option that places more emphasis on the lower impact cycle and swim stages, and less on the high-impact run portion. Both professional and age group divisions are offered for all distances, as well as a relay category.
Slated for April 14, the LeadmanTri Marquee 125-kilometer course begins with a 2.5-kilometer swim in Tempe Town Lake. Next, athletes will embark on a flat and fast 111.5-kilometer bike through the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community. Participants will finish with a scenic 11-kilometer trail run through Papago Park.
Launched in 2012, the September LeadmanTri Bend 250-kilometer course will feature a five-kilometer swim in idyllic Lake Cultus, a 223-kilometer bike around dormant volcano Mount Bachelor, and a breath-taking 22-kilometer trail run through Tetherow Country Club along the Deschutes River. The course also features nearly 5,000 feet of climbing and a peak elevation of 6,200 feet ending in the Old Mill District of Bend.
Each race has a capacity of 500 participants and registration is now open for LeadmanTri Bend and LeadmanTri Marquee at www.leadmantri.com. Additional LeadmanTri venues, offering both 125- and 250-kilometer distances, will be announced in the near future. Athlete inquiries may be directed to email@example.com, while all media-related inquiries should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or 952-229-7162.
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 November 1, 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.