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Maroon & Gold Bond...

football_guys.pngOn June 30, after a lengthy process, Doobie Kurus gave Ed Hawthorne one of his kidneys. Hawthorne says his teammate saved his life. * Photo by Leila Navidi
 
By Star Tribune
July 21, 2016 — 9:45pm
 

Doobie Kurus learned last fall that his former Gophers football teammate Ed Hawthorne was sick and desperately needed a kidney transplant.

On the surface, those two shared little in common as college students, other than being teammates in the early 1990s....

Putting the Smile Back on Her Face...

kristin_g_lake.pngBy Kristin Gustafson

Toughman Race Report - Another ½ Ironman is in the books. It wasn’t the day I was hoping for, but I didn’t quit and even more happy that my MS symptoms were nowhere to be found!!
I decided to sign up for the Elite group this time. I was a little nervous about this and thought it was time to see how I would stack up. This morning was perfect. I love racing in hot weather so I was happy that it was going...

Cops, Turtles & Hoots....

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WALKER TRIATHLON - 2015 champ / course record holder Larry Hosch has been unable to race this season. A thing with his achilles. He recently started running again and plans to try to defend his Walker CTP (Chase the Police) title on Saturday....

Breakouts & Breakdowns...

sara_c_elite.pngTOUGHMAN HALF - Sean Cooley is a balls-to-the-wall racer. He wants to win every race he enters and is willing to bust his hump to make that happen. Sometimes it works, like it did at Lake Waconia, where he took down the men's course record. And sometimes it doesn't, like at Minneapolis where he hammered the bike so hard he paid dearly on the run. Still, he managed a 2nd place finish behind a dude--Matt "Pain Train" Payne-- who hasn't been beaten by a fellow Minnesotan since 2012 and is a perennial USAT AOY HM.

At Toughman in Chisago City last Sunday, Dr. Cooley once again let it all hang out during the bike portion. Despite the headwind on the return portion, he kept his head down and cranked furiously until the end. By that time his leg muscles had turned to oatmeal. The four-minute lead over eventual winner, that pesky Payne, dwindled quickly.

Matt, who wasn't feeling too spunky either, took the lead before the five mile mark of the run.

Oatmeal Legs fought valiantly the rest of the way, but eventually had to settle for 4th. He was overtaken by the event's amateur race record holder, Tim Hola, and Kris Spoth, who raced because last weekend's ca-ca weather cheated him out of a successful 70.3 experience in Racine....

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