After a victory in the Epic 250 last year, Canada’s Angela Naeth returned to win the LeadmanTri Epic 125 on March 31 just outside of Las Vegas. Germany’s Maik Twelsiek won the men’s race as both overcame a challenging course and tough competition to receive a big pay day.
Competing against a stellar field of world-class professionals on the event’s ultra-distance course, Naeth won the women’s professional division at 5:07:41 and Twelsiek won the men’s professional division at 4:44:57.
In the women’s professional division, Jackie Arendt finished second with a time of 5:23:49, while Christine Anderson finished third with a time of 5:32:22. In the men’s professional division, Matt Russell finished second with a time of 4:50:33, followed by third-place finisher Thomas Gerlach with a time of 4:52:32.
Twelsiek and Naeth each received $6,800 for their first-place finishes.
For the women’s amateur division, Kara Nielsen finished with a time of 5:59:40, followed by second-place finisher Cathy Yndestad with a time of 6:08:58 and third place finisher Lisa Heisinger with a time of 6:23:26. In the men’s amateur division, Tim Hola finished at 5:02:44, followed by second-place finisher Tom Trauger with a time of 5:19:57 and third place finisher Ryan McGuigan with a time of 5:20:53.
Saturday’s Leadman relay division saw the team of Becky Lamph, Bryson Perry and Ken Cooper take first place in 4:53:43, ahead of Kevin Scott, Chris Armstrong and Suzanne MacIsaac, who came in second with a time of 5:39:54.
The LeadmanTri includes a 2.5-kilometer swim starting at Boulder Beach near Dead Man’s Island, followed by a challenging 109.5-kilometer bike on twisting high desert mountain roads and finishes with a 13-kilometer run that climbs the River Mountain Trail to Boulder City, home of the Hoover Dam.
For a complete list of results, click here ( http://www.leadmantri.com/page/show/291368-las-vegas-nv). The 2013 LeadmanTri Las Vegas will be held on Saturday, April 6, and will feature both a 150K and 250K race distances.