Canadian born American Alicia Kaye finished the swim in fourth position then rode the top split of 1:01:06 to grab the lead, leaving T2 with a 1:55 advantage. From there, she held on for the easy win at Life Time Tri Oceanside.
Top 5 Women
1. Alicia Kaye USA 1:58:34
2. Helle Frederiksen DEN 1:59:53
3. Lauren Goss USA 2:01:42
4. Sara McLarty USA 2:02:32
5. Jennifer Spieldenner USA 2:03:19
However, Kaye could not just coast it in, she also simultaneously competed head to head with the men in the Triple Crown Series and pulled of the win there too.
It was a big payday for Kaye. She won $8000 for the race win, $50 000 for the Triple Crown Series win, and another $50 000 for the Life Time Tri Series Championship.
Women’s Life Time Tri Series Champions:
Great Britain’s Stuart Hayes trailed Americans Cameron Dye and Ben Collins by approximately 30 seconds heading out of T2 but promptly used a 33:17 10 km run to claim the overall victory at Life Time Oceanside.
Top 5 Men
1. Stuart Hayes GBR 1:48:43
2. Eric Lagerstrom USA 1:48:55
3. Cameron Dye USA 1:48:57
4. Joe Maloy USA 1:49:00
5. Ben Collins USA 1:49:49
Men’s Life Time Tri Series Champions:
All images courtesy of Life Time Tri on Facebook.
Elsewhere in the Life Time Tri Series, Jozsef Major won the overall race in 4:01:17 at Life Time Soma Half Iron.