- Cam Dye wins third consecutive TriRock Philadelphia Triathlon
- 500 Team Johnson & Johnson participants raised over $415,000 for CHOP
Philadelphia, PA – June 22, 2014 – More than 3,000 participants swam, biked, ran and rocked around Fairmount Park today at the 10th annual Johnson & Johnson TriRock Philadelphia Triathlon presented by Philadelphia Insurance Companies (PHLY). The event featured a Sprint distance race on Saturday and an Olympic distance on Sunday, which welcomed a lineup of world-renowned professional triathletes. Cameron Dye claimed his third-straight Philadelphia victory, while Alicia Kaye once again showed her strength at the distance with a dominant win.
Dye came out of the 1.5K swim on the heels of Andy Potts in 16:19, dominated the 40K bike in 55:08 and then held on with a solid 35:05 10K run. He crossed the finish line in 1:48:06. Potts finished second to Dye for the third year in a row, crossing at 1:49:41. USA Triathlon collegiate champion 20-year-old Rudy Von Berg rounded out the top three, posting a fast 33:51 run split on his way to the podium finish in 1:49:53.
Sara McLarty opened the women’s race with a dominant swim performance. Catherine Jameson was next out of the swim in 17:38, and Kaye followed her closely at 17:42. Like Dye, Kaye used her strength on the bike to open up a lead before the second transition. Kaye followed her race-best bike split (1:02:14) with a race-best run split (37:47), giving her the 1:59:36 victory. Kaye said Kaye said she felt like she had unfinished business on this course because last year she and 17 other pros were disqualified after unintentionally cutting the swim course.
McLarty easily held onto second, crossing at 2:03:59. American Laurel Wassner had a solid all-around day to finish in third at 2:06:00, while her twin sister Rebeccah finished fifth.
The pros weren’t the only ones on the field, Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky also raced in the Sprint Aquabike on Saturday. Over 500 Johnson & Johnson employees participated over race weekend, raising more than $415,000 for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Funds raised at last year’s race directly supported treatment advances of T Cell Therapy, which represents a new breakthrough approach within cancer treatment.
The 10th annual event featured three days of activities including a Multi-Sport Expo beginning on Friday, June 20 and a Sprint distance on Saturday, June 21, culminating with an Olympic distance event on Sunday, June 22. Fairmount Park hosted the scenic and challenging race with a fun, family-friendly atmosphere, and a finish line concert on both days of the event.
For more information about the TriRock Triathlon Series presented by REI visit TriRockSeries.com.
2014 TriRock Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pa. – June 22, 2014
1.5K swim, 40K bike, 10K run
1. Cameron Dye (USA) 1:48:06 – $6,000
2. Andy Potts (USA) 1:49:41 – $3,500
3. Rudy Von Berg (ITA) 1:49:53 – $1,500
4. Mark Bowstead (USA) 1:50:06 – $1,000
5. Jason West (USA) 1:50:52 – $500
1. Alicia Kaye (USA) 1:59:36 – $6,000
2. Sara McLarty (USA) 2:03:59 – $3,500
3. Laurel Wassner (USA) 2:06:00 – $1,500
4. Abby Geurink (USA) 2:07:18 – $1,000
5. Rebeccah Wassner (USA) 2:08:02 – $500