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The top field of pros (athletes must qualify to compete at Hy-Vee) came to Des Moines to compete for their share of a $500,000 pro prize purse, the largest in Olympic-distance racing. The race paid 30 deep, with $100,000 going to first place and $500 going to 30th place. With 30 men and 30 women on the start list, that means every finisher went home with prize money.
In the end the United States’ Hunter Kemper and Denmark’s Helle Frederiksen took the victories with big performances on the run. Read the race recap.