More than 1500 professional and amateur triathletes will head to Oceanside, California on Sunday October 20th to compete in the inaugural 2013 Life Time Tri Oceanside, the championship event for the Life Time Tri Series.
Life Time Tri Oceanside starts with a 1.5-kilometer swim in the Oceanside Harbor. Athletes will enjoy a harbor transition before starting a 40-kilometer bike course along the San Luis Rey Mission Expressway. The 10-kilometer run course follows white, sandy beaches allowing for a spectator-fueled finish adjacent at the historic Oceanside Pier. To keep Life Time Tri Oceanside accessible to athletes with a concentration on short course format and beginner athletes, the event will feature a shorter sprint distance race.
For the professionals, the race serves as the Toyota Triple Crown Series finale. The newly created Series will award $50,000 to the top professional female or male triathlete who competes in all three Toyota Triple Crown events – Life Time Tri Minneapolis (July 13), Life Time Tri Chicago (August 25), and Life Time Tri Oceanside (October 20). The Toyota Triple Crown winner will be declared at Life Time Tri Oceanside using an ‘equalizer’ time handicap format judged by Life Time. This is in addition to the Life Time Tri Series Championship awards and prize money.
The current top 5 pro standings heading into Sunday’s race is below.
|Pro Men||Series Points||Pro Women||Series Points|
|Hunter Kemper||45.5||Alicia Kaye||52.5|
|Ben Collins||43||Lauren Goss||40|
|Cameron Dye||38.5||Helle Frederikson||38.5|
|Stuart Hayes||32||Sara McLarty||34.5|
|Joseph Maloy||27||Jillian Petersen||25|
The full standings and Series information can be found at Life Time Tri.
On the same day, the Life Time Soma Half Iron distance triathlon takes place in Arizona.