June 24, 2012 (Philadelphia, PA) –
On a beautiful day in Philadelphia’s Fairmount park with ideal conditions for racing, Cameron Dye and Sarah Haskins held off strong pro fields to take the wins at font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:Arial”>the 8th Annual Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon. Haskins set a new women’s course record finishing in a time of 1:58:42. Excluding Haskins record breaking finish, the remaining pro women’s results were impacted by multiple disqualifications after it was ruled that a number of female pros had swum off course.
The pro field battled for the event’s $40,000 purse with Dye and Haskins each taking home a $10,000 first place prize. In addition to the cash prizes, Dye and Haskins each earned additional points in the Life Time Fitness Triathlon Series Race to the Toyota Cup.
The Cancer Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is the official charitable partner of the 2012 PHLYTRI. A founding partner of the race, CHOP received $100,000 in contributions through race related programs and benefits greatly from the Karr Barth CHOP Charity Challenge at the PHLYTRI Sprint race.
The Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon is one of the top triathlons in the U.S. Founded in 2005, the race has grown from a one day event into a weekend triathlon festival with three days of competition and activities.
Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon – Olympic Distance Race – June 24, 2012
Men’s Pro Results
Cameron Dye 1:48:48
Andy Potts 1:49:35
Ben Collins 1:49:48
Tyler Butterfield 1:51:12
Matty Reed 1:53:58
Women’s Pro Results
Sarah Haskins 1:58:42
Sara McClarty 2:04:48
Jennifer Tetrick 2:08:53
Allison Stewart 2:15:58
Stephanie Ewert 2:16:41
About Philadelphia Insurance Companies
Philadelphia Insurance Companies, a member of the Tokio Marine Group, designs, markets, and underwrites commercial property/casualty and professional liability insurance products incorporating value added coverages and services for select industries. In operation since 1962, the Company, whose commercial lines insurance subsidiaries are rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best Company and AA- for counterparty credit and financial strength by Standard & Poor’s, is nationally recognized as a member of Ward’s Top 50 and National Underwriter’s Top 100. The organization has 49 offices strategically located across the United States to provide superior service. To locate the office nearest you or for more information, visit us on the web at www.phly.com.
About the Race to the Toyota Cup
Since 2006, the Race to the Toyota Cup has connected some of the most prominent international-distance triathlon events in the United States. Throughout the series, the world’s top professional triathletes battle for points and a chance to win the coveted Toyota Cup. In 2012, the Race to the Toyota Cup consists of seven events, including: the April 1 Nautica South Beach Triathlon (Miami); the May 28 Capital of Texas Triathlon (Austin); the Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon June 24; the July 14 Life Time Tri Minneapolis ; the Life Time Tri Chicago August 26; the Herbalife Triathlon Los Angeles September 30; and the October 7 Toyota U.S. Open Triathlon (Dallas). For more information on the Race to the Toyota Cup visit www.racetothetoyotacup.com.
Ed Donovan, 610-220-1441, email@example.com