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Cameron Dye and Sarah Haskins-Kortuem wins 2016 Panasonic New York City Triathlon

New York City Triathlon
Sarah Haskins-Kortuem took top honours for the women at the New York City Triathlon.

The city of New York is famed for its marathon, but Triathlon has made an impact too and today it is one of the most in-demand triathlons in America. Nothing beats having tens of thousands of spectators cheering on the athletes throughout the course, traversing the city’s heart and parks.

Cameron Dye of Boulder won the male professional division in 1:48:31 and Sarah Haskins-Kortuem of Eureka won the female professional division in 1:57:59 at today’s 2016 Panasonic New York City Triathlon. 4,000 Pros, ParaTriathletes (physically challenged) and Age Group athletes competed in the event, produced and presented by Life TimeSM – The Healthy Way of Life Company.

Cameron Dye wins the New York City Triathlon 2016.
Cameron Dye wins the New York City Triathlon.

In the male professional division, Ben Collins of Seattle finished second with a time of 1:50:42, followed by third-place finisher Spenser Popeson of Brooklyn, NY with a time of 1:52:21. In the female professional division, Helle Frederiksen of Clermont, FL finished second with a time of 1:58:23, while Erin Jones of Colorado Springs, CO finished third with a time of 2:03:56. 13 professional triathletes participated in the event which offered a $30,000 prize purse.

The participants swam 1.5-kilometers (.93 miles) in the Hudson River, biked 40-kilometers (24.85 miles) on the Henry Hudson Parkway. The professional athletes completed a full 10-kilometer (6.2 mile) run in Central Park. Because of scorching temperatures, the rest of the competition field ran a modified 8-kilometer (4.97 mile) course.

Plunging into the swim start at the New York City Triathlon.
Plunging into the swim start at the New York City Triathlon.

For the fifth consecutive year, the Accenture Challenged Athletes International Championship was held during the race and a prize purse of $7,500 was awarded to the top five physically challenged triathletes. Willie Stewart of Boise, ID was the male champion and Elizabeth McTernan of Lincolnshire, United Kingdom was the female champion.

The Panasonic New York City Triathlon, the only international distance triathlon in New York City, is part of the 2016 Life Time Tri Series, which includes 11 triathlons across the country between April and September.

Triathletes cycled along the Henry Hudson Parkway on the New York City Triathlon race course.
Triathletes cycled along the Henry Hudson Parkway on the New York City Triathlon race course.