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Athlete Finish Concludes Successful Weekend-Long Celebration of Verizon New York City Triathlon, Owned and Produced by Life Time

Posted: July 27, 2022 in Chains

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NEW YORK, N.Y. – Despite a record-breaking heat wave in New York City, more than 1,600 athletes jumped in the Hudson River to compete in the 20th running of the Verizon New York City Triathlon, owned and produced by Life Time. Competitors ranging in age from 14 – 81 took part in the annual summer endurance event that has captivated the Tri-State area since the race’s initial competition in August 2001.

While the shortened bike and run portions were reduced from 24 and 6.2-miles to 12.4 and 2.5-miles, respectfully, the enthusiasm was palpable for athletes, spectators, volunteers and others.

Pittsford, New York native Amy Cymerman became the first female to repeat since Alicia Kaye (2014-2015), crossing the finish line in 1:08:33. “Last year, it was an extremely hot and humid race and I expected it to be the same this year. I did heat prep and it gave me an edge today,” said Cymerman. “I had my family here and it was awesome to be able to do win again in a different format.”

“This is my first time in New York, it’s a really good feeling. I did 3 races this month and won two of them,” said male winner, Danilo Pimentel. “It’s been amazing for me and my country.”

Top three finishers (Triathlon) – Women’s Division:

  • Amy Cymerman (Pittsford, NY) – 1:08:33;
  • Rebeccah Wassner (New York, NY) – 1:10:01;
  • Nicole Falcaro (Exeter, NH) – 1:12:29.

Top three finishers (Triathlon) – Men’s Division:

  • Danilo Pimentel (Belem, Brazil) – 1:02:10;
  • Andy Krueger (Bend, OR) – 1:02:24;
  • Alejandro Canas (Malaga, Spain) – 1:03:19.

For the first time in the history of the triathlon, Life Time introduced a new official duathlon in-person event as an option for those who may be new to the sport, or who only wished to compete in the run and bike disciplines. Similar to the triathlon, changes were implemented to the duathlon with the first leg of the race being reduced from a two-mile run to one. Duathletes also pedaled 12.4 miles and ran 2.5 miles, finishing in Central Park.

Top three finishers (Duathlon) – Women’s Division:

  • Kathryn Reese (New York, NY) – 1:08:43;
  • Ana Perez (San Francisco, CA) – 1:11:30;
  • Stephanie Chung (New York, NY) – 1:12:29.

Top three finishers (Duathlon) – Men’s Division:

  • Thomas Garvey (New York, NY) – 54:07;
  • Jonathan Paladini (Mahopac, NY) – 56:21;
  • David Mendelsohn (Brooklyn, NY) – 59:38.

The 2022 Verizon New York City Triathlon, owned and produced by Life Time, capped off an exciting weekend, beginning with the Life Time Central Park Experience on Saturday morning at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park. An unforgettable yoga experience led by world-renowned and “yoga royal” Jonah Kest commenced the festivities, followed by Life Time’s Dance Jam with hip-hop violinist Ezinma and DJ StaiSean. More than 100 kids from the five boroughs took part in the first-ever Life Time Foundation New York City Kids Run on Saturday morning, completing a one-mile journey at the finish line of the triathlon.

For complete results on the 2022 Verizon New York City Triathlon, owned and produced by Life Time, visit

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