Posted on June 09, 2016

Rio Bound Athletes Compete in the 2016 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon

Triathletes Ben Kanute, Joe Maloy and Katie Zaferes Set to Compete In First Race Since Qualifying for Rio

SAN FRANCISCO – (June 6, 2016) IMG, a global leader in sports, events, media and fashion, announced today
three of the six Rio-bound USA Triathlon team members will compete in the 2016 Escape from Alcatraz
Triathlon taking place on Sunday, June 12. Ben Kanute, Joe Maloy and Katie Zaferes are set to represent the
United States in triathlon at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and will also compete in the Escape from Alcatraz
Triathlon for the first time.
“The Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon has been on my ‘triathlon to-do list’ for a few years so I am thrilled to be
competing,” said Rio Bound USA Triathlon Team Member Joe Maloy. “Escape from Alcatraz is a great race for
my Rio prep. The Olympic course is going to demand a similar type of effort, so Escape provides a singular
opportunity to practice those skills.”
More than 20 of the world’s top triathletes will round out the field including six-time Escape from Alcatraz
Triathlon Champion and Olympian Andy Potts, 2015 IRONMAN Coeur d'Alene Champion Heather Jackson,
2015 Beijing International Triathlon Champion Lauren Goss, Olympian Greg Bennett and many more.
Professional triathletes set to compete in the 2016 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon include:

Josh Amberger (Australia)
Greg Bennett (Australia)
Kevin Collington (United States of America)
Cameron Dye (United States of America)
Ben Kanute (United States of America) – Rio-bound
Max Fennell (United States of America)
Brian Fleischmann (United States of America)
Eric Lagerstrom (United States of America)
Joe Maloy (United States of America) – Rio-bound
Mauricio Mendez (Mexico)
Andy Potts (United States of America)
Peter Robertson (Australia)
Tommy Zaferes (United States of America)
Marcel Zamora (Spain)

Laura Bennett (United States of America)
Jenny Fletcher (United States of America)
Sarah Haskins (United States of America)
Lauren Goss (United States of America)
Heather Jackson (United States of America)
Lindsey Jerdonek (United States of America)
Holly Lawrence (Great Britain)
Abby Levene (United States of America)
Lesley Paterson (Great Britain)
Magali Tisseyre (Canada)
Katie Zaferes (United States of America) – Rio-bound

Triathletes from around the globe will take over the streets and waters of San Francisco for the 2016 Escape
from Alcatraz Triathlon on Sunday, June 12. Showcasing the beauty of San Francisco, triathletes will embark on
a 1.5 mile swim from Alcatraz Island to the shoreline of Marina Green, an 18 mile hilly bike ride through the
Presidio and an eight mile trail run out to Baker Beach and up the infamous Sand Ladder. Fans can experience
the excitement at the Marina Green where they can see the swim start and end, the athlete transition area
and finish line. For additional information, visit www.escapefromalcatraztriathlo... or follow
@escapealcatraztri on Instagram, @escapealcatraz on Twitter and on
Facebook. To view the official 2015 Escape from Alcatraz trailer, visit

About IMG
IMG is a global leader in sports, events, media and fashion, operating in more than 30 countries. The company
represents and manages some of the world’s greatest sports figures and fashion icons; stages hundreds of live
events and branded entertainment experiences annually; and is one of the largest independent producers and
distributors of sports media. IMG also specializes in sports training; league development; and marketing,
media and licensing for brands, sports organizations and collegiate institutions. In 2014, IMG was acquired by
WME, a leading global entertainment agency.

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