Greg Bennett wins $151,500 Hy-Vee Men’s Triathlon Title & 5150 US Championship

The start list had Greg Bennett down as racing for Australia today and did he race! Bennett knows how to win the big ones and at almost 40 years old has shown that experience counts for a lot when push comes to shove. It was a great day for the Bennett household with Laura Bennett picking up 5th spot in the women’s race and $20,000. Hunter Kemper of the US was 2nd. He could not eat in to Bennett’s lead at all on the run with Bennett looking very strong right to the end. Australia’s Paul Matthews picked up a couple of places on the run with Chris McCormack also picking up a number of places.

Joshua Amberger claimed the $10k for leading the field out of the swim and ended up with $15k in total for the day. He raced very well but faded on the run. It was a great day for the young Australian. Very dissapointed today will be Tim Reed who has been racing the 5150 series in the US this season with some great results and finishing very close to Paul Matthews. He was struck down by the flu this week and has raced today on considerably less energy than he had a week ago. He managed to pick up a few places on the run to finish 23rd overall despite some asthma issues during the race.

 

Full race report to come.

Full details available the race website

Pos Athlete Country Total Diff. Prize
1 Greg Bennett AUS 1:49:42 0:00:00 $151,500
2 Hunter Kemper USA 1:50:12 0:00:30 $75,000
3 Stuart Hayes GBR 1:50:30 0:00:48 $50,000
4 Paul Matthews AUS 1:50:51 0:01:09 $25,000
5 Rasmus Henning DEN 1:51:16 0:01:34 $20,000
6 Kris Gemmell NZL 1:52:00 0:02:18 $18,000
7 Filip Ospaly CZE 1:52:13 0:02:31 $16,000
8 David Thompson USA 1:52:20 0:02:38 $14,000
9 Matt Reed USA 1:52:32 0:02:50 $12,000
10 Chris McCormack AUS 1:52:39 0:02:57 $10,000
11 Andy Potts USA 1:53:23 0:03:41 $9,500
12 Martin Krnavek CZE 1:53:36 0:03:54 $9,000
13 Timothy O’Donnell USA 1:53:44 0:04:02 $8,500
14 Kaleb Vanort USA 1:54:09 0:04:27 $8,000
15 Bertrand Billard FRA 1:54:22 0:04:40 $7,500
16 Jordan Jones USA 1:54:26 0:04:44 $7,000
17 Jarrod Shoemaker USA 1:54:33 0:04:51 $6,500
18 Benjamin Collins USA 1:54:35 0:04:53 $6,000
19 Csaba Kuttor HUN 1:54:44 0:05:02 $5,500
20 Cameron Dye USA 1:54:50 0:05:08 $5,000
21 Kyle Leto USA 1:55:14 0:05:32 $4,800
22 Fraser Cartmell GBR 1:55:39 0:05:57 $4,600
23 Timothy Reed USA 1:55:44 0:06:02 $4,400
24 Joshua Amberger AUS 1:55:47 0:06:05 $4,200
25 Chris Foster USA 1:55:51 0:06:09 $4,000
26 Igor Sysoev RUS 1:56:01 0:06:19 $3,800
27 Ritchie Nicholls GBR 1:56:54 0:07:12 $3,600
28 Brian Fleischmann USA 1:57:52 0:08:10 $3,400
29 Marcus Ornellas BRA 1:58:30 0:08:48 $3,200
30 Kevin Everett USA 1:59:35 0:09:53 $3,000

 

 

Karl Hayes

Head of Rest and Recovery

Karl is a keen age group triathlete who races more than he trains. Good life balance! Karl works in the media industry in Australia and is passionate about the sport of triathlon.