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Unsafe water conditions brought on by recent rain to the Philadelphia area meant that athletes at Sunday’s 11th annual Johnson & Johnson TriRock Philadelphia Triathlon only completed the bike and run portions of the event. In the pro men’s race, American Cameron Dye continued his domination of the Philadelphia course, taking his fourth-straight victory at this race in 1:30:45. Fellow American Alicia Kaye beat out rival and friend Sarah Haskins (USA) to defend her 2013 title. Dye, Kaye and Haskins are all former short-course specialists who have transitioned to 70.3 racing this year due to the shortage of prize money available at non-drafting, Olympic distance. Today’s $25,000 prize for the PHLY Cup race is one of a few remaining for this type of racing in triathlon.
On the age-group side of things, 750 Team Johnson & Johnson participants and other supporters raised over $568,000 for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.