Greg Bennett joins wife with win in Des Moines


September 5th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Greg Bennett cruised to a 30-second victory in the Hy-Vee Triathlon in Des Moines on Sunday, joining wife Laura as a champion of the event. The 39-year-old Bennett earned $151,500 for the victory, part of a $1.1 million purse that’s the richest in the sport. American Hunter Kemper was second, followed by Britain’s Stuart Hayes. Laura Bennett, who won in Iowa in 2007, finished fifth Sunday. Sweden’s Lisa Norden took top honors in the women’s elite race, beating Australian Mirinda Carfrae by eight seconds. The event, which moved from downtown Des Moines to nearby West Des Moines because of flooding in 2008, returned to downtown this year and was pushed back from June to Labor Day weekend.