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Race To The Toyota Cup Concludes This Weekend In Dallas

The championship race of the Life Time Fitness Triathlon Series will take place Sunday, October 2, just outside of Dallas, Texas. More than 1000 athletes will compete at the Toyota U.S. Open Triathlon, which is a culmination of the Race to the Toyota Cup—the seven-event series that started with Miami’s Nautica South Beach Triathlon back in April.

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The championship race of the Life Time Fitness Triathlon Series will take place Sunday, October 2, just outside of Dallas, Texas. More than 1000 athletes will compete at the Toyota U.S. Open Triathlon, which is a culmination of the Race to the Toyota Cup—the seven-event series that started with Miami’s Nautica South Beach Triathlon back in April.

While most Kona contenders are already in Hawaii, Potts will be in Dallas racing one week out from the Ironman World Championship. Photo: Jeff Bottari

A strong field of more than 40 pros will fight for $60,000 in prize money, with the winner receiving $15,000. An extra $5000 will be divided among the athletes with the fastest swim, bike and run time. The winner of the entire series will receive the coveted Toyota Cup as well as a 2011 Toyota vehicle.

Defending champions Lisa Norden and Filip Ospaly will race against big names such as Alicia Kaye, Sarah Haskins, Greg and Laura Bennett and Cameron Dye, among others. One of the most notable competitors is Andy Potts, who will also be at the starting line of the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii only a week later.

In addition to the pros, the top amateurs from the series will compete for the respective age group championships.

Top standings going in:

Female Professional Division:

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

Male Professional Division:

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

Starting lists:

Female
• D’ann Arthur (USA)
• Hollie Avil (GBR)
• Laura Bennett (USA)
• Lauren Brandon (USA)
• Sarah Gray (USA)
• Sarah Haskins (USA)
• Pamela Hutchinson (USA)
• Helen Jenkins (GBR)
• Alicia Kaye (USA)
• Nicole Kelleher (USA)
• Becky Lavelle (USA)
• Sara McLarty USA)
• Charlotte McShane (AUS)
• Lisa Norden (SWE), defending champion
• Jenna Parker (USA)
• Jodie Stimpson (GBR)
• Radka Vodickova (CZE)
• Laurel Wassner (USA)
• Rebeccah Wassner (USA)

Male
• Weslie Anderson (USA)
• Greg Bennett (USA)
• James Burns (USA)
• Tim Don (GBR)
• Cameron Dye (USA)
• Nikolaus Early (USA)
• Chris Foster (USA)
• Javier Gomez Noya (SPR)
• Stuart Hayes (GBR)
• Marc Jenkins (GBR)
• Filip Ospaly (CZE), defending champion
• Andy Potts (USA)
• Andrew Starykowicz (USA)
• David Thompson (USA)
• Andrew Yoder (USA)