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Rapp, Naeth Survive the Dessert Challenge, Win Leadman Tri

leadmantri11promoimg.jpgAn elite field of some of the fittest amateur and professional triathletes competed in the Leadman Tri - Life Time EPIC 250 May 14. Truly unique, the inaugural event provides a challenging 250-kilometer course through the desert outside Las Vegas.

Competing against a stellar field of world-class professionals on the event's ultra-distance course, Angela Naeth (CAN) won the women's professional division at 10:29:43 and Jordan Rapp (USA) won the men's professional division at 9:32:19.

2011 Leadman Triathlon Life Time EPIC 250 Results:
Lake Mead National Recreation, Nevada

Men Results Time
Women Results Time
Jordan Rapp 9:32:19
Angela Naeth 10:29:43
Troy Jacobson 10:33:24
Tara Norton 10:56:06
Kurt Holt 12:20:52
Katya Meyers 11:39:24
Seton Clagget 12:36:15
Hillary Biscay 11:41:41
James Raddini 12:51:15
Sally Sawyer 15:19:06

In the women's full Leadman division, Tara Norton (CAN) finished second with a time of 10:56:06, while Katya Meyers finished third with a time of 11:39:24. In the men's full Leadman division, Troy Jacobson finished second with a time of 10:33:24, followed by third-place finisher Kurt Holt with a time of 12:20:52.

For the women's half Leadman division, Reenie Griffin finished with a time of 9:19:04. In the men's division, John Sliney finished at 7:13:33, followed by second-place finisher Art Johnson with a time of 8:06:16 and third place finisher Jason Bezon with a time of 9:29:47.

Saturday's Leadman relay division saw the team of Hugo, Perry and Cooper take first place in 10:04:28, thirty-three minutes ahead of Team Hileman, who came in second with a time of 10:37:34. The team of James, Cutts and Janess rounded out the podium with a time of 11:41:11.

The Leadman 250-kilometer ultra-distance triathlon includes a five-kilometer (3.1 mile) swim in the shadow of Dead Man's Island, 223-kilometer (138.6-mile) bike through the Valley of Fire State Park, and a 22-kilometer (13.7-mile) run along a trail that once brought workers and materials to build Hoover Dam.