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Hunter Kemper denies Andy Potts a fourth Escape from Alcatraz win

Posted May 03 2010 8:58am

2010 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon Winner Hunter Kemper 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 circuit."

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 Alcatraz Triathlon.

Cave 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 .

Top Finishers:




First Place:

Hunter Kemper, Colorado Springs, Colo., 1:58.21




Leanda Cave, Tucson, Ariz., 2:14:34



Second Place:

Bevan Docherty, Santa Cruz, Calif., 2:00:24




Jenna Shoemaker, Boulder, Colo., 2:14:47



Third Place:

Andy Potts, Colorado Springs, Colo., 2:02:02




Mary Beth Ellis, Boulder, Colo., 2:17:27


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