Scottsdale’s Paul Stevenson and Sophie Chevrier claim overall titles; Married couple ends up on winner podium

TEMPE, Ariz.,Sept 15, 2019 — This weekend, 750 triathletes from 20 states and two countries gathered at Tempe Beach Park to swim, bike and run through the Arizona heat as they gave it their all at Life Time Tri Tempe , owned and produced by Life Time, which operates four athletic resorts in the Phoenix metro. More than 80 percent of registered participants hail from The Grand Canyon State; 63 percent reside in the greater Phoenix area.

Paul Stevenson, 26,of Scottsdale, Ariz., took first place in the Men’s International division with a time of 2:01:15. Evan Culbert, 25,of Johnston, Iowa, placed second with a time of 2:03:38 and Philippe Chevrier, 44, of Scottsdale, Ariz., earned third place in the division with a time of 2:15:01.

In the Women’s International division,Sophie Chevrier, 42,of Scottsdale, Ariz., took first place with a time of 2:22:03; notably, Sophie is married to Philippe, third place winner in the men’s International division. Melissa Barrett, 37,of Gilbert, Ariz., placed second with a time of 2:28:39, and Taylor Newgaard, 27, of Tempe, Ariz., earned third place in the division with a time of 2:29:48.

Triathletes had the choice between three race distances, with X percent opting for the International, X percent the Spring and X percent the Super Sprint

Race Distance Swim Bike Run Total
Super Sprint .23 miles 5.4 miles 2 miles 7.63
Sprint .46 miles 12.52 miles 3.1 miles 16.08
International .93 miles 25.8 miles 6.2 miles 32.93

Life Time Tri Tempe Results

Men’s International Distance

Paul Stevenson Scottsdale, Arizona 2:01:15
Evan Culbert Johnston, Iowa 2:03:38
Philippe Chevrier Scottsdale, Arizona 2:15:01

Men’s Sprint Distance

Luke McGuire Tucson, Arizona 1:05:28
Tyler Hilton Sun City, Arizona 1:09:17
Nathan Lyons Scottsdale, Arizona 1:10:07

Men’s SuperSprint Distance

Max Fennell Menlo Park, California 37:47
Pablo Gandara Cordova Guaymas, Mexico 42:20
Wei-Ming Lam Phoenix, Arizona 45:23

Women’s International Distance

Sophie Chevrier Scottsdale, Arizona 2:22:03
Melissa Barrett Gilbert, Arizona 2:28:39
Taylor Newgaard Tempe, Arizona 2:29:48

 Women’s Sprint Distance

Casey Calhoun Scottsdale, Arizona 1:14:51
Courtney Hayes Gilbert, Arizona 1:18:03
Sofia Holguin Hermosillo, Mexico 1:19:33

 Women’s SuperSprint Distance

Liliana Patricia Tellez Ferrel Hermosillo, Mexico 43:35
Alicia Sofia Rodriguez Ruiz Sahaurita, Arizona 45:33
Linda Rossi Las Vegas, Nevada 49:11

Life Time Tri Tempe is owned and produced by Life Time, the premier healthy lifestyle brand. It is among more than 30 premier athletic events owned by the company, including the Miami Marathon, the Verizon New York City Triathlon, the Chicago Triathlon, the Leadville Race Series, and most recently, the Dirty Kanza.

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