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Sarah Haskins, Cameron Dye Lead Race To The Toyota Cup After 30th Annual Life Time Tri Chicago
Focus shifts to sixth event in series—Sept. 30, Herbalife Los Angeles Triathlon

CHANHASSEN, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sunday, August 26, marked the fifth event of the Race to the Toyota Cup at the Life Time Tri Chicago.

Within the female professional division, defending female champion, Sarah Haskins (USA) outlasted Laura Bennett (USA) and Annabel Luxford (AUS) to win the fifth race of the seven-event Series. Haskins completed the course in 2:00:537 and this was her fourth consecutive win in the Chicago event. Among the male professionals, Hunter Kemper (USA) held off Stuart Hayes (GBR) and Greg Bennett (USA) to capture the victory. Kemper’s time was 1:48:51.

The Series now moves on to the Herbalife Los Angeles Triathlon, which is set for Sunday, September 30, 2012.

 

2012 Toyota Cup Top Five Standings as of August 27, 2012

Female Professional Division:

     

Male Professional Division:

Name (Country)

     

Name (Country)

1. Sarah Haskins (USA)

 

53

      1. Cameron Dye (USA)   39

2. Alicia Kaye (CAN)

 

33.5

      2. Ben Collins (USA)   37

3. Annabel Luxford (AUS)

 

26

     

3. Hunter Kemper (USA)

 

31.5

4. Jillian Peterson (USA)

 

23.5

      4. Andy Potts (USA)   27.5

5. Jenna Parker (USA)

 

22

      5. Bevan Docherty (NZL)   16
                 

The total 2012 Race to the Toyota Cup professional division includes $574,000 in cash prizes, awards and a Toyota Vehicle. The vehicle and coveted Toyota Cup are given to the top female and male champions at the Toyota U.S. Open Triathlon in Dallas, which serves as the Series finale championship.

The professional division also awards 0.5 points to the fastest swim, cycle and run legs at each event. In the female professional division, Kathleen Hursey (USA) boasted the fastest swim with a time of 2:11:38. Nicole Truxes (USA) turned in the fastest cycle with a time of 2:17:32. Liz Baugher (USA) turned in the fastest run with a time of 2:19:25.

On the professional men’s side, Brian Hague (USA), secured the fastest swim with a time of 1:57:46, while Ryan Federickson (USA) turned in the fastest cycle with a time of 1:59:29. Nicholas Stanko (USA) turned in the fastest run with a time of 2:00:46.

As the 2012 Race to the Toyota Cup progresses, participant results and current point standings will be made available atracetothetoyotacup.com, the official website of the Race to the Toyota Cup.

About the Race to the Toyota Cup
Since 2006, the Race to the Toyota Cup has connected some of the most prominent international-distance triathlon events in the United States. Throughout the series, the world’s top professional triathletes battle for points and a chance to win the coveted Toyota Cup. In 2012, the Race to the Toyota Cup consists of seven events, including: the April 1 Nautica South Beach Triathlon(Miami); the May 28 Capital of Texas Triathlon (Austin); the Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon June 24; the July 14 Life Time Tri Minneapolis ; the Life Time Tri Chicago August 26; the Herbalife Triathlon Los Angeles September 30; and the October 7 Toyota U.S. Open Triathlon (Dallas). For more information on the Race to the Toyota Cup visit racetothetoyotacup.com.

About Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. is the marketing, sales, distribution and customer service arm of Toyota, Lexus and Scion. Established in 1957, TMS markets products and services through a network of nearly 1,500 Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealers which sold more than 1.76 million vehicles in 2010. Toyota directly employs nearly 30,000 people in the U.S. and its investment here is currently valued at more than $18 billion. For more information about Toyota, visit www.toyota.com orhttp://www.toyotanewsroom.com.

About Life Time Fitness, Inc.
As The Healthy Way of Life Company, Life Time Fitness (NYSE:LTM) helps organizations, communities and individuals achieve their total health objectives, athletic aspirations and fitness goals by engaging in their areas of interest – or discovering new passions – both inside and outside of Life Time’s distinctive and large sports, professional fitness, family recreation and spa destinations, most of which operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Company’s Healthy Way of Life approach enables customers to achieve this by providing the best programs, people and places of uncompromising quality and value. As of August 27, 2012, the Company operated 105 centers under the LIFE TIME FITNESS® and LIFE TIME ATHLETIC(SM) brands in the United States and Canada. Additional information about Life Time centers, programs and services is available at lifetimefitness.com.

 

 

For further information: Life Time Fitness, Inc. Karen Jayne Leinberger, 952-229-7162 kleinberger@lifetimefitness.com