MINNEAPOLIS - Sarah Haskins is no stranger to winning at the Life Time Fitness Triathlon. And Saturday was no different.
Haskins set a woman's course record after posting the fastest swim and bike for a total of 1:57:50. She beat London Olympian Gwen Jorgensen by nearly five minutes for her fourth straight title in a row. The 32-year-old Clermont, Florida resident beat her time from last year by nine seconds. Haskins was spotted the traditional 10:43 gender equalizer at the beginning of the race, enough to outpace Hunter Kemper by 18 seconds. With the overall win, Haskins also took home $5,000.
It was along the bike ride that Haskins began to cushion her lead. By the time the three mile run started, she was out in front by over six minutes. Gwen Jorgensen, who lives in St. Paul, finished in second with a time of 2:02:38, followed by Jillian Peterson of St. Louis at 2:03:36 in third.
On the male side, Matty Reed, who had won the past three years in a row, had to sit out because of an injured foot. That left the door open for Kemper who clocked in at 1:47:25. Coming in just behind him was Andy Potts of Colorado Springs with a time of 1:48:48 and Bevan Docherty of Santa Cruz, CA took him the bronze at 1:48:56.
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