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Olympic Champ Wins St. Anthony's Triathlon
Two first-time winners were crowned champions of the 30th Anniversary St. Anthony's Triathlon. Jan Frodeno and Alicia Kaye crossed the finish line on their way to topping one of the largest and best pro fields in the race's history.
Frodeno, 32, is no stranger to winning, having come in sixth place in the 2012 London Olympics and winning a gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. "I was nervous about coming here, especially when it came to the run because that's not my strong card," Frodeno of Germany said. "The other guys kept the pressure on."
Kaye, 30, said that she felt strong throughout the day, but the women also kept the pressure on and she never had a huge lead. "The gap did not change much throughout the race," Kaye of Clermont, Fla., said. "I can't describe how it feels; it's so emotional to win this race."
Also participating in his first Olympic-distance triathlon was former Pittsburgh Steelers player and spring 2011 Dancing With The Stars champion Hines Ward.
"I'm really tired, but all in all, it felt good," Ward said after he crossed the finish line.
The first event of the 2013 global 5150 Triathlon Series, St. Anthony's is an international-distance race (1.5K swim, 40K bike and 10K run) offering athletes coveted points toward 5150 U.S. Championship qualification. It is the largest international distance triathlon series in the world and the first non-drafting international race series of its kind, offering a competitive platform for professional and age-group athletes.
Learn more about St. Anthony's Triathlon results.