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Pro Preview: Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon

Tomorrow’s Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon, an Olympic-distance race in the Life Time Fitness Series, features the strongest pro field in the race’s seven-year history.

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Tomorrow’s Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon, an Olympic-distance race in the Life Time Fitness Series, features the strongest pro field in the race’s seven-year history.

Top contenders in the men’s race are Andy Potts, a former Olympian and winner of this year’s Ironman 70.3 California; Matty Reed, who won Rev3 Knoxville last month; Greg Bennett, an Olympian and two-time ITU World Series champion; Cameron Dye, the 2010 St. Anthony’s Triathlon winner; Andrew Yoder, who set a new course record at the Columbia Tri a month ago; Tim Reed, who was the runner-up at last weekend’s D.C. Triathlon; and David Thompson, who won this race in 2009 and has placed in the top five every year since 2007.

In the women’s race, top contenders are Rebeccah Wassner, three-time winner of this race and winner of the 2010 New York City Tri; Alicia Kaye, hot off her win at the DC Triathlon last weekend; Nicole Kelleher, a collegiate star and runner-up at the DC Tri; Sara McLarty, one of the strongest swimmers in the sport; Laurel Wassner, runner-up at last year’s NYC Tri; and Jenna Parker (formerly Jenna Shoemaker), who was runner-up at this race last year.

Check back to Triathlete.com tomorrow for a race report from Philadelphia and hear from the pros.

Men
David Thompson
Tyler Butterfield
Holden Comeau
Gregory Reznich
Gered Dunne
Greg Bennett
Cameron Dye
Chris Foster
Stephen Hackett
John Kenny
Joe Maloy
Matt Mangen
Jack Smith
Andrew Starykowicz
Andrew Yoder
Brett Nichols
Andy Potts
Greg Kopecky
Tim Reed
Matty Reed

Women
Laurel Wassner
D’Ann Arthur
Amy Bevilacqua
Alice Henriques
Lindsey Jerdonek
Alicia Kaye
Nicole Kelleher
Missy Kuck
Mandy McLane
Sara McLarty
Sharon Schmidt-Mongrain
Amanda Stevens
Misato Takagi
Pip Taylor
Jennifer Tetrick
Rebeccah Wassner
Kristin White
Jenna Parker