Haskins, Reed repeat at Minneapolis triathlon
USA Triathlon National Team members and Olympians Sarah Haskins and Matt Reed repeated Saturday as champions at the Life Time Fitness Triathlon. Both Haskins and Reed claimed a first-place prize of $20,000.
On the women’s side, Haskins (Colorado Springs, Colo.) covered the course in 2 hours, 3 minutes, 49 seconds to win by nearly two minutes. Rebeccah Wassner (New Paltz, N.Y.) was second in 2:05:41, and Mary Beth Ellis (Boulder, Colo.) gave the Americans a clean sweep of the podium in 2:07:36. Haskins exited the water a minute behind Sara McLarty (Clermont, Fla.), but had the top splits on the bike and run to earn the victory. She closed with a 36:39 10k run.
In men’s action, Reed (Boulder, Colo.) edged fellow national team member Matt Chrabot (Colorado Springs, Colo.) with a time of 1:48:34. Just eight seconds off Reed’s pace, Chrabot was second in 1:48:42, and Australia’s Craig Alexander took third in 1:49:45. Cameron Dye (Boulder, Colo.) had the day’s quickest swim and bike splits and finished sixth.
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