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The Race to the Toyota Cup visited the City of Angels as part of its sixth event this past weekend, the Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Triathlon. Based on overall results through the Series, professional triathletes Alicia Kaye (USA) and Cameron Dye (USA) are the current point leaders in the Race to the Toyota Cup, which concludes October 2 at the Toyota U.S. Open Triathlon in Dallas.
Within the professional female division in Los Angeles, Lisa Norden (SWE) outlasted Jodie Stimpson (GBR) and Jillian Petersen (USA) for her first win of the seven-event Series. Norden completed the course in 1:57:16.
Cameron Dye (USA) captured the win in the professional male division in Los Angeles with a time of 1:46:34, holding off Greg Bennett (USA) and Filip Ospaly (CZE) who placed second and third respectfully.
2011 Toyota Cup Top Five Standings as of September 26, 2011
1. Cameron Dye (USA) 43.0
2. Andy Potts (USA) 40.0
3. Filip Ospaly (CZE) 38.0
4. Greg Bennett (USA) 34.5
5. Matt Reed (USA) 24.5
1. Alicia Kaye (USA) 44.0
2. Sarah Haskins (USA) 41.5
3. Nicole Kelleher (USA) 29.0
4. Rebeccah Wassner (USA) 27.0
5. Becky Lavelle (USA) 26.0
The total 2011 Race to the Toyota Cup professional division cash purse includes $584,000 in individual race awards. In addition, a 2011 Toyota vehicle and coveted Toyota Cup will be awarded to both the top female and male champions at the Toyota U.S. Open Triathlon in Dallas, which serves as the Series championship.
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