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Pros Kahn & Tisseyre Win Amica Ironman (RI)

 
Kahn and Tisseyre
Win Titles at 2011 Amica Ironman 70.3 Rhode Island
 
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (July
10, 2011) ‰ÛÒ Today, more than 1,300 athletes ranging in
age from 18 to 74 entered the water at the 2011 Amica
Ironman 70.3 Rhode Island.  Top professionals David
Kahn (USA) and Magali Tisseyre (CAN) celebrated
victories, crossing the finish line in 4:00:52 and
4:27:08, respectively. Luke Willenberg was the top
Rhode Island finisher. The 29 year-old from Barrington
finished in 4:46:25.

 
David Kahn (USA), a
former University of Texas swimmer, dominated the swim
portion of the race, exiting the water close to three
minutes ahead of Paul Ambrose (GBR) and Viktor
Zyemtsev (UKR).  On the bike, the top three
competitors continued to hold their position with Kahn
leading the pack through all 56 miles.  Despite
Ambrose following closely on the bike and gaining some
time on the run, Kahn kept his lead all the way
through the finish line, winning his first Ironman
70.3 title.
 
Top five professional
men‰Ûªs results are below:
 
1.  David
Kahn                     USA                  4:00:52
2.  Paul Ambrose 
               GBR                  4:01:27
3.  Viktor
Zyemtsev              UKR                  4:21:24
4.  Ryan
Kelly                       
USA                  4:21:49
5.  Julien
Biboud                  
CAN                  4:37:18
 
Canadian Magali
Tisseyre finished the swim with a commanding lead over
Kristin White (USA), Amber Ferreira (USA) and Heather
Leiggi (USA).  She added to the gap between her and
White on the challenging bike course and entered in to
Transition 2 (bike transition) more than four minutes
ahead of the pack.  On the run, Tisseyre continued to
race her way to victory while the other women fought
for the remaining podium positions.  Annie Gervais
(CAN) clinched second place after an impressive run,
while Leiggi rounded out the top three. 
 
Top five professional
women‰Ûªs results are below:
 
1.  Magali
Tisseyre                 CAN                4:27:08
2.  Annie
Gervais                    CAN                4:38:38
3.  Heather Leiggi  
                USA                4:40:39
4.  Kristin White
                     USA                4:42:41
5.  Amber
Ferreira                   
USA                4:45:29

 

Amica Ironman 70.3 Rhode Island
showcased beautiful Providence and its surrounding
communities. 
The
race began with a swim at Lincoln Woods in Olney Pond
and then toured athletes through the northwestern
part of Rhode Island on the bike.  The 
two-loop
run led competitors along the historic East Side of
Providence and downtown Providence, finishing with the
State Capitol and Providence Place Mall as the
backdrop.  Offering
a professional prize purse of $15,000, the 2011
Amica Ironman 70.3 Rhode Island awarded a total of
50 age group qualifying slots for the 2011 Marine
Corps Ironman World Championship 70.3, to be held 
on Sept. 11 at Lake Las Vegas in Henderson, Nev.
 
Visit www.ironmanrhodeisland.com for event
information and official results. For photos or other
media-related inquiries, contact Shelby Tuttle at
813.382.9119 (M) or 
Shelby.Tuttle@ironman.com.
 
About Amica Mutual Insurance
Amica Mutual Insurance Company, the
nation‰Ûªs oldest mutual insurer of automobiles, was
founded in 1907. The company, with corporate
headquarters in Lincoln, RI, is a national writer of
automobile, homeowners, marine and personal umbrella
liability insurance. Life coverage is available
through Amica Life Insurance Company, a wholly owned
subsidiary. Amica employs more than 3,200 people in 40
offices across the country.
 
About World Triathlon Corporation
World Triathlon Corporation (WTC)
is a Tampa-based company recognized for athletic
excellence, distinguished events and quality products.
WTC‰Ûªs portfolio includes Ironman, Ironman 70.3, 5150
Triathlon Series, Iron Girl, IronKids and Primal
Challenge, which have a combined total of more than
180 events worldwide each year. Supported by partners
including Ford, Timex and PowerBar, Ironman is the
No.1 user-based sports brand in the world and has been
a respected name in triathlon since its inception in
1978.
 

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