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.
So excited to win St.Anthony's triathlon for my second time. One my favorite races- put it on your list!! pic.twitter.com/8jE4SHrdR7
— Alicia Kaye (@AliciaKayeTri) April 26, 2015
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!
— Magali Tisseyre (@TriMagali) April 26, 2015
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