Mirinda Carfrae and Leanda Cave racing Escape from Alcatraz 2015
Big names including Australia’s Ironman World Champion Mirinda Carfrae and Britain’s Leanda Cave are confirmed to race the 35th Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon this weekend.
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This year, 2,000 participants will embark on a 2.4km open-water swim from the infamous penitentiary of Alcatraz Island to the shoreline of Marina Green followed by a 29km hilly bike ride through the Presidio, finishing with a 12.8km trail run out to Baker Beach and up the infamous Sand Ladder.
“This race is near and dear to my heart and I am really excited to return and compete this year,” said USAT Hall of Famer and 1989 Escape from Alcatraz Champion Scott Tinley. “The 35-year history of this gritty, fun course is fascinating. I remember when it originally included a bike ride over the Golden Gate Bridge to Mill Valley and a Double Dipsea trail run. It was amazing then and still is today.”