Amy Cymerman repeats as women’s champion with from BrazilDanilo Pimentel break the tape 20e organization of an iconic New York event
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NEW YORK, July 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Despite a record heat wave in New York Citymore than 1,600 athletes jumped into the Hudson River to compete in the 20e race of the Verizon New York City Triathlon, owned and produced by Life Time. Competitors ages 14 to 81 took part in the annual summer endurance event that has captivated the tri-state area since the race’s initial competition in August 2001.
As the shortened bike and run portions were reduced from 24 and 6.2 miles to 12.4 and 2.5 miles, respectfully, the excitement was palpable for athletes, spectators, volunteers and others.
Pittsford, NY native Amy Cymerman became the first woman to repeat since Alicia Kaye (2014-2015), crossing the finish line in 1:08:33. “Last year was an extremely hot and humid race and I expected it to be the same this year. I did some preparation for the heat and that gave me an advantage today. today,” Cymerman said. “I had my family here and it was great to be able to win again in a different format.”
“This is the first time that I New York, it’s a very good feeling. I’ve done 3 races this month and won two,” said the male winner, Danilo Pimentel. “It’s been amazing for me and my country.”
First Three (Triathlon) – Women’s Division
- Amy Cymerman (Pittsford, NY) – 1:08:33
- Rebecca Wassner (New York, NY) – 1:10:01
- Nicole Falcaro (Exeter, NH) – 1:12:29
Top Three (Triathlon) – Men’s Division
- Danilo Pimentel (Belem, Brazil) – 1:02:10
- Andy Kruger (Fold, OR) – 1:02:24
- Alexandre Canas (Málaga, Spain) – 1:03:19
For the first time in triathlon history, Life Time has introduced a new official in-person duathlon event as an option for those who may be new to the sport or only wish to compete in the disciplines of running and bike. Similar to the triathlon, changes were made to the duathlon, with the first leg of the race being reduced from a two-mile run to one. The duathletes also cycled 12.4 miles and ran 2.5 miles, finishing in Central Park.
First Three (Duathlon) – Women’s Division
- Catherine Reese (New York, NY) – 1:08:43
- Ana Perez (San Francisco, California) – 1:11:30
- Stephanie Chung (New York, NY) – 1:12:29
Top Three (Duathlon) – Men’s Division
- Thomas Garvey (New York, NY) – 54:07
- Jonathan Paladin (Mahopac, NY) – 56:21
- David Mendelsohn (Brooklyn, New York) – 59:38
The 2022 Verizon New York City Triathlon, owned and produced by Life Time, capped off an exciting weekend, starting with the Life Time Central Park Experience on Saturday morning at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park. An unforgettable yoga experience led by world-renowned “yoga royal” Jonah Kest kicked off the festivities, followed by Life Time’s Dance Jam with hip-hop fiddler Ezinma and DJ StaiSean. More than 100 children from all five boroughs participated in the Life Time Foundation’s first-ever children’s race in New York City on Saturday morning, completing a one-mile run to the triathlon finish line.
For complete results from the 2022 Verizon New York City Triathlon, owned and produced by Life Time, visit www.nyctri.com. For more information and updates on the Life Time Tri series, visit lifetimetri.com, as well as on Facebook, Twitterand Instagram.
Racing complements Life Time’s rapid and exciting growth throughout manhattan with four premium health clubs currently open at Sky, 23rd Street, NoHo and Battery Park. Three locations are expected to open in the coming months, including: One Wall Street, Dumbo and Midtown, with more in 2023.
About the Verizon New York City Triathlon
The Verizon New York City Triathlon is owned and produced by Life Time. It is among more than 30 premier sporting events held by the company, as part of its healthy lifestyle philosophy, including the Life Time Miami Marathon and Half Marathon, Chicago Triathlon, Leadville Race Series and Garmin UNBOUND Gravel. Each event is produced to provide an exceptional event experience for athletes and spectators.
About LifeTime, Inc.
Life Time (NYSE: LTH) empowers people to live healthy, happy lives through its portfolio of nearly 160 country sports clubs across United States and Canada. The company’s communities and healthy lifestyle ecosystem address all aspects of healthy living, healthy aging and healthy entertainment for people aged 90 days to 90+. Supported by a team of more than 30,000 dedicated professionals, Life Time is committed to providing the best programs and experiences through its clubs, iconic sporting events and a comprehensive digital platform.
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