Hunter Kemper denies Andy Potts a fourth Escape from Alcatraz win
Posted May 03 2010 8:58am
SAN FRANCISCO, California -- More than 1,800 amateur and professional
athletes competed in the 2010 Escape from Alcatraz™ Triathlon on Sunday, May 2, with Olympian Hunter Kemper from Colorado Springs, Colo.Leanda
Cave from Tucson, Ariz., was the
top finisher among the females, making her a three-time winner.
Featuring a 1.5 mile swim from Alcatraz Island to the shore, an 18-mile
bike ride and an eight-mile run through San
Francisco, this race is considered one of the most difficult
triathlons in the world.
"The Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon is one of my all time favorite
races and I am thrilled to return for my second win," said Escape from
Alcatraz Triathlon Winner Hunter Kemper.
"This race features so many
different challenges, from the swim from Alcatraz, the hilly bike ride
through the streets of San Francisco
and the run up the infamous sand steps; it is like no other race on the
Triathletes from more
than 26 different countries and across the nation raced in near perfect
conditions and sunny skies including top professionals Chris "Macca"
McCormack, Andy Potts, Brian Fleischmann, Graham O'Grady, Mary Beth Ellis, Michellie
Jones and more. A number of physically challenged athletes also
participated and completed the race on behalf of the Challenged Athletes
Foundation. This year marked the 30th anniversary of the Escape from
Official sponsors include Muscle Milk, K-Swiss, Equinox, Safeway,
ZipVit, Hornblower Cruises & Events, Hilton's Fisherman's Wharf and
TriBike Transport; media sponsors include Triathlete Magazine, San
Francisco Examiner, SF Weekly and Brightroom Photography; partners
include Challenged Athletes Foundation and Premier Event Management.
The Escape from
Alcatraz™ Triathlon is produced by IMG with race direction provided by
Premier Event Management. For more information and full race results,
visit www.escapefromalcatraztriathlon.com .