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Olympians And Pro Triathletes Set To Compete In Philadelphia Escape Triathlon On June 24

Olympians And Pro Triathletes Set To Compete In Philadelphia Escape Triathlon On June 24

Olympians Ben Kanute and Jarrod Shoemaker Round out Pro Field

 PHILADELPHIA – (April 25, 2018) IMG, a global leader in sports, events, media and fashion, today announced the field of professional athletes set to compete in the Philadelphia Escape Triathlon, taking place on Sunday, June 24, in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park. More than 25 professionals, including 2016 Rio Olympian Ben Kanute, 2008 Beijing Olympian Jarrod Shoemaker and four-time Philadelphia Escape Triathlon Champion Cameron Dye will compete for the $20,000 prize purse. As part of the Escape Triathlon Series, this race will serve as a qualifier for the 2019 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon.

 “I'm excited to return to Philly for this year's race,” said 2017 Philadelphia Escape Triathlon Champion Jason West. “Since this is my hometown race it really means a lot to me and to be returning as the defending champion, it is a great honor. I am hoping to once again stand on top of the podium among this field of amazing world class athletes.”

 The pros will join more than 2,500 triathletes for the 14th year of this annual event. 2017 Philadelphia Escape Triathlon Champions Jason West and Alicia Kaye will attempt to defend their titles. Professional triathletes set to compete in the 2018 Philadelphia Escape Triathlon include: 

Men:     

Adam Brumley

James Capparell

Brian Duffy, Jr.

Cameron Dye

Davide Giardini

Ian Hoover-Grinde

Keeghan Hurley

Ben Kanute

John Kenny

Chris Lutz

Gabriel Manner

Steve Rosinski

Jarrod Shoemaker

Jeremy Stagg

Jason West

Timothy Winslow 

Women:

Sophie Chase

Cecilia Davis-Hayes

Alicia Kaye

Kaitlyn Kramer

Kristen Marchant

Kelly Kosmo O’Neil

Rachel Pearson

Kearci Smith

Erin Storie

Laurel Wassner

Rebeccah Wassner 

Fairmount Park will host the scenic, challenging Philadelphia Escape Triathlon course, which takes participants on a 1.5k fast swim in the Schuylkill River, a 40k bike ride through historic sections of Philadelphia and on a 10k run past the iconic Philadelphia Museum of Art “Rocky Steps”, made famous in the Oscar-winning film Rocky.

The Philadelphia Escape Triathlon is recognized as one of the premier triathlon festival weekends in the country, featuring two days of activities, including Olympic and sprint races, and a Fitness Festival.

 The Philadelphia Escape Triathlon is owned and produced by IMG. For more information, visit www.escapeseriestri/philadelphia-escape.The Escape Triathlon Series includes the following races: Philadelphia Escape Triathlon, AJ Bell London Triathlon, Nation’s Escape Triathlon, Lake Tahoe Escape Triathlon, Beijing International Triathlon, Surf City Escape Triathlon and the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon. Top age group finishers will be awarded a race entry into the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon (entry fee the responsibility of the racer). A total pro prize purse of $300,000 will be awarded to race winners throughout the Escape Triathlon Series. For more information, visit www.EscapeSeriesTri.com, or follow on www.facebook.com/EscapeSeriesTri, @escapeseriestri on Instagram and Twitter and https://youtu.be/tm9JJzPyQKs on YouTube.

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