LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cameron Dye of the United States won his first Los Angeles Triathlon on Sunday, beating three-time winner and favorite Greg Bennett.

Dye, of Boulder, Colo., was second behind Bennett during the 1.5-kilometer swim, but dominated the 40-kilometer cycling leg, building a two-minute lead that a Bennett surge during the 10-kilometer run could not overcome.

Dye, who was sixth last year and 11th in 2008, finished in 1:46.34, 45 seconds better than Bennett’s 1:47.19.

In the women’s race, Sweden’s Lisa Norden cruised to her third-straight victory, overcoming early leader Sara McLarty and holding off Jodie Stimpson of Great Britain.

Norden won in a course-record 1:57.16, nearly four minutes better than McClarty. Both Dye and Norden won $10,000 and a Los Angeles Dodgers jacket for their victory.

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