Cam Dye Wins 5th Philadelphia Escape Triathlon
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Cameron Dye Wins 2018 Philadelphia Escape Triathlon™ – Marking His Fifth Win
Sarah Haskins, 2018 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon Champion, Takes First Place in the Women’s Pro Division
Philadelphia – (June 24, 2018) On Sunday, June 24, more than 1,600 amateur and professional athletes enjoyed comfortably cloudy skies and 74.2-degree water to compete in the 14th annual Philadelphia Escape Triathlon. Today, on his 34th birthday, Cameron Dye from Boulder, Colorado took first place honors in the men’s division and Sarah Haskins from St. Louis, Missouri, took first place for the women’s pro division. The Olympic distance course featured a 1500m swim in the Schuylkill River, a 40k bike ride and 10k run through Fairmount Park.
First Place: Cameron Dye, Boulder, CO 1:48:42
Sarah Haskins, St. Louis, MO 2:01:10
Second Place: Ben Kanute, Phoenix, AZ 1:49:17
Alicia Kaye, Clermont, FL 2:02:05
Third Place: Jason West, Philadelphia, PA 1:49:31
Sophie Chase, Burke, VA 2:04:57
“I felt great today,” said 2018 Philadelphia Escape Triathlon Champion Cameron Dye. “To battle it out with Ben, one of the top names in triathlon today, is and honor and always fun. This is the first time I won a race on the run, Ben made me work for it through the last mile.”
Dye, had to hold off both 2018 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon Champion Ben Kanute and last year’s winner Jason West to secure his win. This marks Dye’s 5th win of the Philadelphia Escape Triathlon. 37-year-old Haskins returns after having her second child last year, to win this race for the third time. She had to hold off last year’s winner Alicia Kaye and Sophie Chase to secure the win.
“I was really excited coming off a big win at the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon two weeks ago and looking forward to returning to this race for my fourth time,” said 2018 Philadelphia Escape Triathlon Champion Sarah Haskins. “The bike course is my favorite part of this race. It was a humid day, but the roads were nice and dry, so I was able to be aggressive on the turns.”
The Philadelphia Escape Triathlon serves as a qualifier for the 2019 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon. The first place male and female finisher in each Olympic age group are given access to a coveted entry slot into the 2019 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon (entry fee is the responsibility of the racer).
The Philadelphia Escape Triathlon is owned and produced by IMG with race direction provided in part by Premier Event Management. The official charity partner for the race is Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a national foundation dedicated to battling childhood cancer. For more information and full race results, visit www.escapeseriestri.com/philadelphia-escape or follow on www.facebook.com/EscapeSeriesTri
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