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One-two punch: Kaye wins St. Anthony, Tisseyre takes second

Canadian-born Alicia Kaye and Quebec’s Magali Tisseyre took first and second at the non-drafting Olympic-distance race in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Sunday. Kaye, a specialist at the race format who has begun making her mark on the long course seen, won the race in 2013 and reasserted her domination this weekend. With a top-pack swim and a sub-hour ride for 40 km (59:38), Kaye gave herself a bit of a buffer for the 10 km run, but a 37:24 split gave her a three minute lead over second-place Tisseyre. Kaye’s winning time was 2:00:30 while Tisseyre clocked 2:03:03. American Heather Lendway was third in 2:07:04.

American Cameron Dye won the men’s race in 1:47:59, followed compatriots by Kaleb Vanort 1:48:36 and Tisseyre’s partner Eric Lagerstrom in 1:50:03. The race is one of the few non-drafting Olympic distance events that still features an impressive pro prize purse of $30, 000 going eight athletes deep. The men’s and women’s winners took home $5,000 each.

Having relocated to train in the California, Tisseyre is showing the effects of some serious swim training with an incredible 22:17 split on Sunday not far off the leaders. Known for her bike-run combo, Tisseyre’s new swim speed could make her faster than ever!

Both Kaye and Tisseyre are set to race Ironman 70.3 North American Championships next weekend on May 2.

Top Five Results:
2015 St. Anthony’s Triathlon
St. Petersburg, Fla. – April 26, 2015
1.5 km swim, 40 km bike, 10 km run

1. Cameron Dye (USA) 1:47:59
2. Kaleb Vanort (USA) 1:48:36
3. Eric Lagerstrom (USA) 1:50:03
4. Stuart Hayes (GBR) 1:51:28
5. Ben Collins (USA) 1:51:42

1. Alicia Kaye (USA) 2:00:30
2. Magali Tisseyre (CAN) 2:03:03
3. Heather Lendway (USA) 2:07:04
4. Carla Moreno (USA) 2:09:21
5. Jillian Petersen (USA) 2:10:39