Mirinda Carfrae and Leanda Cave racing Escape from Alcatraz 2015
Plenty of big names entering the waters of San Francisco Bay this Sunday, including current Ironman World Champion
Big names including Australia’s Ironman World Champion Mirinda Carfrae and Britain’s Leanda Cave are confirmed to race the 35th Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon this weekend.
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This year, 2,000 participants will embark on a 2.4km open-water swim from the infamous penitentiary of Alcatraz Island to the shoreline of Marina Green followed by a 29km hilly bike ride through the Presidio, finishing with a 12.8km trail run out to Baker Beach and up the infamous Sand Ladder.
“This race is near and dear to my heart and I am really excited to return and compete this year,” said USAT Hall of Famer and 1989 Escape from Alcatraz Champion Scott Tinley. “The 35-year history of this gritty, fun course is fascinating. I remember when it originally included a bike ride over the Golden Gate Bridge to Mill Valley and a Double Dipsea trail run. It was amazing then and still is today.”
Pro athlete line-up
Josh Amberger (AUS)
Kevin Collington (USA)
Cameron Dye (USA)
Ben Hoffman (USA)
Andy Potts (USA)
Matt Reed (USA)
Drew Scott (USA)
Scott Tinley (USA)
Mirinda Carfrae (AUS)
Leanda Cave (GBR)
Ashleigh Gentle (AUS)
Lauren Goss (USA)
Live streaming coverage will be available on EscapeFromAlcatrazTriathlon.com, and will include expert commentary and insight from nine locations along the race course, along with new tracking technology and live camera angles that allow fans the ability to see exactly where their favourite pros are during all three legs of the event.
The race will take place on Sunday 7 June at 7:30am local time (3.30pm UK time) – for more info head to www.escapefromalcatraztriathlon.com or follow the Twitter hashtag #escapealcatraztri.
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