MINNEAPOLIS, July 13, 2019 —

More than 1,500 triathletes and thousands of spectators descended upon Lake Nokomis today for the 2019 CHERRiSH Life Time Tri Minneapolis. More than 400 first-time participants, including men, women and kids of all ages, earned their first triathlete title.

In the men’s International division, Patrick Parish of Minneapolis, MN took first place with a time of 01:55:05. Vant Lammers of Madison, WI took second place with a time of 01:55:36, and Josh Mork from Circle Pines, Minnesota earned third place with a time of 01:57:46.

In the women’s International division, Cathy Yndestad of Saint Paul, MN claimed the first place title. Rachel Zilinskas of Minneapolis, MN took second place with a time of 02:08:46, andRachel Mensch from Madison, WI. earned third place finishing at 02:11:25.

Athletes participated in one of three distance options: International (.93 mile swim, 24.5 mile bike and 6.2 mile run), Sprint (.46 mile swim, 14.2 mile bike and 3.1 mile run) or Super Sprint (.25 mile swim, 3.8 mile bike and 2.5 mile run). The race course started with a swim in Minneapolis’ Lake Nokomis before taking bikers out along the Mississippi River and through the City of Lakes. Bikers returned for a run around Lake Nokomis’ paths.

New this year, Life Time debuted an innovative (and enormous) finish experience at the Minneapolis Triathlon. The new finish structure spanned 30’ wide and 12’ tall and celebrated each athlete’s personal achievement as they physically passed through the gateway, symbolic of earning the title of “triathlete.”

All results and more information is available at www.mplstri.com.