LAS VEGAS, Nev. (May 14, 2011) – An 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.

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.

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About the Leadman Tri – Life Time EPIC 250

Born from a legend carved in the Rocky Mountains just outside Leadville, Colorado, the Leadman Tri – Life Time EPIC 250 is a new ultra-distance triathlon category produced by Life Time Fitness that challenges professional and age group athletes to a five-kilometer swim, 223-kilometer bike and 22-kilometer run. Additional event information is available at

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