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More Than 9,000 Participants Compete Along Lakefront in 32nd Annual Transamerica(R) Chicago Triathlon

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More than 9,000 professional, amateur and youth triathletes swam, biked
and ran in the August 23rd-24th Transamerica
Chicago Triathlon, presented by Toyota and produced by Life Time – The
Healthy Way of Life Company. This year marked the 32nd
anniversary of the endurance event, one of the world’s largest
triathlons. An estimated crowd of 50,000 cheered on the race
participants – about one third of whom were first-time triathletes.

Greg Bennett (Boulder, CO) took first place in the male professional
division at 01:49:02 while Alicia Kaye (Clermont, FL), coming off wins
at the TriRock Philly in June, Life time Tri Minneapolis in July and
Panasonic New York City Triathlon earlier this month, led all female
professionals with a finishing time of 02:01:50.

Other top finishers included last year’s winner Hunter Kemper (Colorado
Springs, CO), who took second among male professionals with a time of
01:49:11. Chicagoan Ben Collins, following wins at the Life Time Tri
Minneapolis and Panasonic New York City Triathlon, finished third,
completing the race in 1:50:15. In the female professional division,
Radka Vodickova (Czech Republic) finished second with a time of 2:04:30,
trailed by Abby Geurink (Hudsonville, MI), who took third place at

Professional triathletes battled for the event’s $40,000 purse, with
Bennett and Kaye taking home $8,500 each. Hundreds of awards were given
to top finishers in various divisions.

This year’s triathlon featured a new bike course for the International
Distance event, team challenge competitions, a new start sequence for
Sunday’s races and a special Divvy bike wave at the SuperSprint event.
With more than 1,050 children ages 7-14 participating, Saturday’s Life
Time Kids Tri was the largest in event history.

As part of Tri weekend, Life Time has expanded its partnership with St.
Jude Children’s Research Hospital to Chicago. 75 participating “St. Jude
Heroes” raised more than $50,000 to help ensure patient families never
receive a bill from St.Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food.

Participant results are available at,
the official website of the Chicago Triathlon. More information on
today’s race will be provided on Twitter by following @ChicagoTri
and by liking the Chicago
Triathlon Facebook page

About LifeTime Fitness, Inc.

As The Healthy Way of Life Company, Life Time Fitness (NYSE:LTM) helps
organizations, communities and individuals achieve their total health
objectives, athletic aspirations and fitness goals by engaging in their
areas of interest – or discovering new passions – both inside and
outside of Life Time’s distinctive and large sports, professional
fitness, family recreation and spa destinations, most of which operate
24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Company’s Healthy Way of Life
approach enables customers to achieve this by providing the best
programs, people and places of uncompromising quality and value. As of
August 24, 2014, the Company operated 112 centers under the LIFE TIME
FITNESS(R) and LIFE TIME ATHLETIC(R) brands in the United States and Canada.
Additional information about Life Time centers, programs and services is
available at

About Transamerica Direct

Transamerica Direct is the direct-to-consumer business unit of
Transamerica. At Transamerica, we help our customers Transform Tomorrow(R).
Through Transamerica Direct, the Transamerica companies offer a wide
array of life and health insurance solutions that create better
tomorrows by protecting families and their dreams. Insurance products
and services are issued by Transamerica Life Insurance Company, Cedar
Rapids, IA, and affiliated Transamerica companies.

With more than a century of experience, Transamerica has built a
reputation on solid management, sound decisions and consumer confidence.
For more information, visit,
or Twitter.

About Toyota

Toyota, the world’s top automaker and creator of the Prius, is committed
to building vehicles for the way people live through its Toyota, Lexus
and Scion brands. Over the past 50 years, the company has built more
than 25 million cars and trucks in North America, where Toyota operates
14 manufacturing plants (10 in the U.S.) and directly employ nearly
40,000 people (more than 37,000 in the U.S.). The company’s 1,800 North
American dealerships sold more than 2.5 million cars and trucks in 2013
– and about 80 percent of all Toyota vehicles sold over the past 20
years are still on the road today. (NYSE:TM) For more information about
Toyota, visit

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