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A star-studded field announced for Escape from Alcatraz

On Sunday, June 9th, a world-class field will assemble on the start line of Escape from Alcatraz. Beginning on the shore of Alcatraz Island, 2,000 age group and professional triathletes will swim 2.4K to Marina Green, bike 30K around Presidio and run 13K out onto Baker Beach and up the infamous Sand Ladder.

The professional race will include Olympians Ben Kanute (USA), Jarrod Shoemaker (USA), Ryan Fisher (AUS), Paula Findlay (CAN), Ironman 70.3 world champion Holly Lawrence (GBR) and multiple Ironman and 70.3 winners.

In 2018, Kanute and Sarah Haskins-Korteum (USA) took the win, and in 2019 they will be back to defend their titles. Earlier this spring, both Kanute and Haskins-Korteum won St. Anthony’s Triathlon in Florida.

Related: Ben Kanute: Three wins in three weeks, across three different distances

After a two-year hiatus, Joe Maloy (USA), a 2016 Rio Olympian and Escape from Alcatraz champion has returned to triathlon. Most recently, Maloy placed third at the St. Anthony’s Triathlon, sharing the podium with Kanute and Jason West. “I am thrilled to be returning to competition after a couple of years away from the sport,” said Maloy. “Winning Escape back in 2016 was one of the highlights of my triathlon career, and this race holds a special place in my heart.”

The full list of professional triathletes set to compete in the 2019 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon includes:


  • Josh Amberger (USA)
  • Ben Kanute (USA)
  • Eric Lagerstrom (USA)
  • Joe Maloy (USA)
  • Andy Potts (USA)
  • Jarrod Shoemaker (USA)
  • Jason West (USA)


  • Lauren Goss (USA)
  • Paula Findlay (CAN)
  • Lucy Hall (GBR)
  • Sarah Haskins (USA)
  • Heather Jackson (USA)
  • Alicia Kaye (USA)
  • Holly Lawrence (GBR)
  • Erin Storie (USA)