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USA Triathlon Weekend Notebook: Oct. 7
Life Time Tri Dallas
In one of the last events in the 2013 Life Time Tri Series, elite athletes headed southwest for the sixth annual Life Time Tri Dallas.
A deep lead pack consisting of Americans Cameron Dye (Boulder, Colo.), Hunter Kemper (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and Great Britain’s Stuart Hayes all exited the water together before heading out on the bike. Dye was matched by Ben Collins (Chicago, Ill.) on the bike and they came into T2 together with the rest of the field close behind. Collins’ top bike split put him in good place as they headed out on the run but the strong runners in the field quickly stretched out the pack. Kemper came out of T2 on fire and quickly started reeling in Dye and Hayes. Despite a top run split by Kemper, he ran out of room to chase down the leaders. Dye’s well-rounded day put him in first with a time of 1:50:17. Hayes took second in 1:50:42 with Kemper close behind in 1:50:51.
Sara McLarty (Clermont, Fla.) commanded the swim in the women’s race, coming out of the water nearly two minutes ahead of the primary chase group. Alicia Kaye immediately challenged the field on the bike, moving to the front of the field with the fastest bike split of the day. Kaye headed out on the run in the lead but Helle Fredericksen of Denmark was in quick pursuit, slowly gaining on Kaye. However, Kaye’s bike split proved too significant for Fredericksen to close and she finished first in a time 2:00:22. Fredericksen took second in 2:00:28 and Lauren Goss (Clermont, Fla.) posted the fastest run split of the field to move her into third with a time of 2:02:30.