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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.