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Wind No Problem for Twelsiek & Naeth at LeadmanTri 125 Vegas

leadmantri12promo.jpgAn elite field of some of the toughest amateur and professional triathletes competed in the LeadmanTri Epic 125 Vegas triathlon. The truly unique event provides a challenging 125-kilometer course through the desert outside Las Vegas. Wind today added to the challenging course triathletes faced for the second annual Leadman Tri. Defending champs Jordan Rapp and Angela Naeth we back in Boulder City to take on the course again, but this time at only have the distance as compared to last year.

Competing against a stellar field of world-class professionals on the event's ultra-distance course, Angela Naeth wins her second LeadmanTri title by winning the women's professional division at 5:07:41 today. Maik Twelsiek cranked through the wind to win the men's professional division at 4:44:57.

In the women's professional race, Jackie Arendt finished second with a time of 5:23:49, while Christine Anderson finished third with a time of 5:32:22. Like last year, Naeth unleashed her power on the bike course and forged ahead.

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. Defending champ Rapp flatted twice on the bike course but kept the cranks turning. He could never catch up, especially with the windy conditions; he finishes the day in 6th place.

2012 LeadmanTri Epic 125 Vegas Triathlon Results:
Boulder City, Nevada - March 31, 2012

Pro Men Results Time
Pro Women Results Time
Maik Twelsiek 4:44:57
Angela Naeth 5:07:51
Matt Russell 4:50:33
Jackie Arendt 5:23:49
Thomas Gerlach 4:52:32
Christine Anderson 5:32:22

In 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 race, 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.

In the LeadmanTri Relay division, the team of Becky Lamph, Bryson Perry and Ken Cooper took 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 125 featured 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.

Check our the 2012 LeadmanTri Epic 125 Vegas results here.

Up next will be the inaugural LeadmanTri in Bend, Oregon in September. It will feature the original full Leadman 250km distance as well as the half 125km distance.

For more information on LeadmanTri, including future events and full race results, please visit www.leadmantri.com.