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Defending Champions Andy Potts and Leanda Cave Win 28th Annual Accenture Escape From Alcatraz(TM) Triathlon Sunday, June 8
Date:6/8/2008

SAN FRANCISCO, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 2,000 amateur and professional athletes competed in the 28th annual Accenture Escape From Alcatraz(TM) Triathlon Sunday, June 8, with Andy Potts from Colorado Springs, Colo. winning the prestigious event for the second year in a row. Featuring a 1.5 mile swim from Alcatraz Island to the shore, an 18-mile bike and an 8-mile run through San Francisco, this race is considered one of the most difficult triathlons in the world.
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Top Finishers:

First Place: Andy Potts, Colorado Springs, CO, time: 2:01:57

Leanda Cave, Mill Valley, CA, time: 2:15:37

Second Place: Graham O'Grady, New Zealand, time: 2:02:32

Becky Lavelle, Los Gatos, CA, time: 2:15:52

Third Place: Craig Alexander, Australia, time: 2:02:53

Mirinda Carfrae, Boulder, CO, time: 2:16:47

"This is one of my favorite triathlons in the world and I'm thrilled to have been able to come back to San Francisco, defend my title and win for the second year in a row," said Accenture Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon Winner Andy Potts. "Because the field of competitors and the terrain of this race are so challenging, winning today is a great confidence builder for the Olympic qualifying race I have coming up in two weeks."

Also defending her title and winning for the second year in a row is Bay Area local Leanda Cave. Athletes from more than 23 different countries and all over the nation fared well with near perfect conditions and sunny skies. A number of physically challenged athletes, including a number of war veterans, also participated and completed the race on behalf of the Challenged Athletes Foundation.

Official sponsors include: title sponsor Accenture; co-sponsor Toyota; official sponsors: Clif Bar, Clif Shot, Cytomax, Jamis Bicycles, SF Bay Club, Hornblower Cruises & Events, Oregon Rain, Pizza Orgasmica, ACORE and Hyatt Fisherman's Wharf; media sponsors include Triathlete Magazine, San Francisco Examiner, SF Weekly, Her Sports Magazine and Brightroom Photography; partners include Challenged Athletes Foundation, Tri California, the Golden Gate Triathlon Club and Spin Communications, Inc.

Visit http://triathlons.accenture.com/ for full race results. The Accenture Escape from Alcatraz(TM) Triathlon is managed by IMG with race direction provided, in part, by Tri California. For more information, visit http://www.escapefromalcatraztriathlon.com.


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