Boulder, Colorado pro triathlete Christine Anderson 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. Competing against a stellar field of world-class professionals on the event’s ultra-distance course, Anderson won the women’s professional division in 9:30:26.
Anderson adds this win to an already impressive race resume, with a podium finish at LeadmanTri 125 in Las Vegas, and being named the 2011 USATF Female Triathlete of the Year. Her prizes at LeadmanTri Bend include a cool $10,000 and some of the most sought after racing hardware out there: the big LeadmanTri Belt Buckle!
Truly unique, the event hosted more than 400 racers on challenging 125- or 250-kilometer courses through the awe-inspiring mountain terrain.
The race featured 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 Cultus Lake, a 223-kilometer (138.6-mile) bike around dormant volcano, Mt. Bachelor, a breath-taking 22-kilometer (13.7-mile) trail run through Tetherow Country Club along the Deschutes River, with a finish line in the Old Mill District of Bend.
Below are additional race results:
Women’s Professional Division
- 1st Place: Christine Anderson (Boulder, Colorado) 9:30:26
- 2nd Place: Haley Cooper-Scott (Spokane, Washington) 9:34:03
- 3rd Place: Trish Deim (Meridian, Idaho) 9:36:14
Men’s Professional Division
- 1st Place: Jordan Rapp (Thousand Oaks, California) 8:08:52
- 2nd Place: Mathias Hecht(Willisau, Switzerland) 8:16:57
- 3rd Place: Thomas Gerlach (Madison, Wisconsin) 8:28:16
Women’s Amateur LeadmanTri 250Division
- 1st Place: Cathy Yndestad(Minneapolis, Minnesota) 9:55:54
- 2nd Place: Justine Emge (Eagle, Idaho) 10:24:35
- 3rd Place: Angie Schmidt (St. Paul, Minnesota) 10:28:13
Men’s Amateur LeadmanTri 250 Division
- 1st Place: Ryan McGuigan (Tucson, Arizona) 9:00:53
- 2nd Place: Michael Rushton (Baker City, Oregon) 9:03:49
- 3rd Place: Nathan Birdssall (Coeur d’Alene, Idaho) 9:04:36
Women’s Amateur LeadmanTri 125 Division
- 1st Place: Laura Coombs (Bellevue, Washington)4:56:03
- 2nd Place: Erin Green (Boise, Idaho)5:02:46
- 3rd Place: Jannalyn Luttrell (Sandy, Utah) 5:17:28
Men’s LeadmanTri 125 Amateur Division
- 1st Place: Ben Greenfield (Spokane, Washington) 4:22:42
- 2nd Place: Jeff Smith (Portland, Oregon)4:25:01
- 3rd Place: Rick Floyd (Boise, Idaho)4:28:00
LeadmanTri 125 Relay Division
- 1st Place: Doug LaPlaca, and Kevney Dugan, Susan Legacki (Bend, Oregon) 4:45:51
- 2nd Place: Frank Costa, Rilry Smith and Joseph Babich (Bend, Oregon) 5:02:31
- 3rd Place: Kirk Hansen, Al Iverson and Kellie Hand (Farmingon, Minnesota) 5:14:04
LeadmanTri 250 Relay Division
- 1st Place: Melisa Rolins, Elden Nelson, and Lisa Nelson (Minneapolis, Minnesota) 9:27:41
- 2nd Place: Nick Campbell, Dan Broyles, Kevin Lair (Bend, Oregon)10:17:55
- 3rd Place: Nicole Pressprich, Anne Linton, and Tara Butler(Bend, Oregon) 11:24:08
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