SAN DIEGO, June 10, 2015 – First time Escape from Alcatraz™ competitor Eric Lagerstrom has won the men’s professional triathlete division. For the first time in years, the race came down to the wire, with Lagerstrom pulling ahead of six-time champion and competitor Andy Potts in the final seconds.
Every year, thousands of professional athletes from all over the world come to compete in the Escape from Alcatraz™ Triathlon. Featuring a 1.5-mile swim from Alcatraz Island to the shore, an 18-mile bike ride and an 8-mile run through San Francisco, it is considered one of the most grueling triathlons in the world.
“It’s been a lifelong goal to win the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon and right now I feel like I’m on top of the world,” said Eric Lagerstrom, pro athlete and brand ambassador for Equal Earth. “Running down the finish line neck-and-neck with six-time champion Andy Potts was epic. It is something I will never forget.”
Lagerstrom’s finish time was 2:02:06 – a remarkable accomplishment for the Alcatraz race course. Lagerstrom is a 2013 Super Sprint National Champion and sponsored by Equal Earth, a solar financing company based out of San Diego.
“We are thrilled for Eric and couldn’t be more proud of him,” said Andrew Duggan, Chairman and CEO of Equal Earth. “Eric sets out to accomplish big goals, puts in the hard work and delivers results. He defines what makes a true champion – and embodies the type of values that are important to us at Equal Earth.”
About Eric Lagerstrom
Eric Lagerstrom is an accomplished triathlete, Super Sprint National Champion and has been racing since he was 12 years old. He currently trains in California with the Triathlon Squad and serves as a brand ambassador for Equal Earth. View recent race footage, media coverage and Eric’s race schedule at www.ericlagerstrom.com.
About Equal Earth
Equal Earth owns and operates solar systems serving commercial, education and government customers throughout the United States. We provide solar financing and solar power to customers for less than they spend on traditional utility rates. Visit Equal Earth online at www.equalearthcorp.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.