Kemper, Haskins in Minneapolis
Written by: Herbert Krabel
Date: Sat Jul 14 2012
Dustin McLarty led the men out of the water in 17:30, with James Seear next in 17:49 and Cameron Dye and Hunter Kemper right on the Aussie's heels.
Dye pulled into the lead with a race best 55:29 bike effort, but he had quite a few tough challengers breathing down his neck. Most of them had ridden the bike segment in around 56:30 and now the race was on.
Kemper looked exceptionally fast on the run and his race best 31:24 run was indeed untouchable today. Kemper charged into the lead and finally grabbed the title that Matty Reed had owned for 3 years. Kemper's course record winning time of 1:47:25 was 1:22 quicker than the effort of runner-up Andy Potts and another 8 seconds faster than third placed Bevan Docherty.
Sarah Haskins started her day with a race best 18:57 swim and distanced all those who would be challengers by a nice margin. Gwen Jorgensen and Becky Lavelle lost over 30 seconds, and Jillian Petersen, Alicia Kaye and Lauren Goss well over a minute.
Haskins then cranked out a race best bike split of 1:01:26 and that added nicely to her lead. Kaye stayed in that general ballpark with a solid 1:03:05, and Petersen was in a good position too with a 1:03:20 bike split, but the 3-time champion was already well up the road once they reached the bike-run transition. Jorgensen's 1:06:47 bike effort virtually made it clear that the title would be out of reach, but outside of that anything would be possible with a speedy run.
Haskins closed out her day with a very solid run of 36:24 and took the win in 1:57:50. For Haskins this victory meant the 4th title in a row in Minneapolis and that is quite an impressive run. Jorgensen's race best 35:24 run allowed her to take the runner-up spot, 4:47 behind the champion. Petersen held on to third place with a 38:30 run.
Lifte Time Fitness Triathlon Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN / July 14, 2012
1.5k swim / 40k bike / 10k run
1. Hunter Kemper (USA) 1:47:25
2. Andy Potts (USA) 1:48:48
3. Bevan Docherty (NZL) 1:48:56
4. Cameron Dye (USA) 1:49:03
5. Chris Foster (USA) 1:49:31
6. Ben Collins (USA) 1:50:09
7. James Seear (AUS) 1:50:43
8. Kyle Leto (USA) 1:52:15
9. David Thompson (USA) 1:52:55
10. Jordan Rapp (USA) 1:53:36
1. Sarah Haskins (USA) 1:57:50
2. Gwen Jorgensen (USA) 2:02:38
3. Jillian Petersen (USA) 2:03:36
4. Alicia Kaye (USA) 2:03:57
5. Becky Lavelle (USA) 2:05:43
6. Lauren Goss (USA) 2:07:38
7. Lesley Smith (USA) 2:07:52
8. Abby Geurink (USA) 2:10:04
9. Maxine Seear (AUS) 2:11:28
10. Shannon Radle (USA) 2:12:30
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