Sunday, July 13, 2008

Whitfield turns in a record-breaking run

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Whitfield turns in a record-breaking run

Simon Whitfield will be in Beijing for the Summer Games, as will women's winner Emma Snowsill.

Last update: July 12, 2008 - 9:55 PM

MEN'S WINNER simon whitfield (1:48:01) women's winner emma snowsill (1:58:04)

Simon Whitfield and Emma Snowsill, winners of the men's and women's elite division of the Life Time Fitness Triathlon, stood on the podium Saturday, their $60,000 winnings in hand.

Greg Bennett, who came in third, lunged onto the stage and toward the top finishers. He gave Snowsill a congratulatory kiss on the cheek -- then offered the same to Whitfield, who outright denied it, before patting Bennett on the back, smiling with appreciation.

Whitfield broke Bennett's course record, finishing in 1 hour, 48 minutes and 1 second. Snowsill finished in 1:58:04 for a series-record third Life Time victory.

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