Craig Alexander and Greg Bennett go head to head over an Olympic distance triathlon in the St Anthony Triathlon in St Petersburg, Florida. Up for grabs is a share of the US$65,000 in prize money. In between them both and the money is Matthew Reed and Stuart Hayes from Great Britain who was third last year. There are a host of other pro triathletes all with their eyes on the cash. Pro Field starter list.
In a recent interview with Trizone Craig Alexander said that Greg Welch once told him that a good triathlete can do all distances. Each year Crowie likes to do at least one Olympic distance race, a range of 70.3 and similar triathlons plus Ironman.
Greg Bennett recently placed 7th in the first round of the Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship in Sydney. He was only 27 seconds behind first place. See results from Sydney and race report.
Also racing from Australia is Mirinda Carfrae who will be up against Greg Bennett’s wife, Laura Bennett and also Rebeccah Wassner who won St Anthony’s last year. Mirinda recently won the 2010 Rohto Ironman 70.3 Triathlon in California.
Now entering its 27th year as one of the largest and most competitive Olympic-distance triathlons in the United States, St. Anthony’s Triathlon is once again preparing to host some of the world’s strongest and most elite professional athletes. More than 4,000 individuals and 150 relay teams from 46 states, 18 countries, and six U.S. territories are expected to compete. The race, sponsored and produced by St. Anthony’s Hospital, takes place Sunday, April 25.