Crazy Monsters & Ego Padding...



By Nikki Dostert Sudberry (via Facebook)


Ironman Puerto Rico ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ท 70.3 was amazing! The course was hot and hilly but thatโ€™s what makes it amazing. I got a course PR of 6:09 on the dot which was 14 min better than last year and ONE HOUR better than in 2016๐Ÿ™‚ With 9th place in my age group and the best race volunteers on the planet Iโ€™m leaving this race extremely happy:)

Thanks to my friends and family for once again dealing with a pre-race crazy monster๐Ÿ˜ซ
Thank you Kris Swarthout -my coach at Finalk for getting me ready for this race. I have seen gains at every race Iโ€™ve done since being one of your athletes . ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป
Teresa Zimbric Briest- my swim time was again a PR. I was 7th in my AG for a swim and this is due to you. Thank you for being an incredible swim coach:)๐ŸŠ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ
Chris Balser I was 4th in my AG on the bike- And with the help of you making my bike a direct extension of my body I have you to thank for that. You are amazing at what you do. Anna Zawadski you teach me something new about myself and biking every week. Iโ€™ve only been biking for 2.5 years and the gains Iโ€™ve made in that time is also because of you. Having a strong female athlete teaching me to be a badass on the bike(s) is definitely what I need.
Bob Sumada and Rich Sherman and Ambrose. Um, what can I say?! You guys are the best bike shop I could ask for. Again, thanks for making sure I was dialed in before I shipped my bike. ๐Ÿšฒ๐Ÿšฒ๐Ÿšฒ  ...

Ambassadors, "Moonshots" and Mentorship..


ED. On Friday we received this important email from Minneapolis triathlete Greg Dummer:



I hope you are doing well and are looking forward to the 2018 triathlon season.  I have some news I wanted to share with you.  Last summer I applied to become a member of the โ€œinauguralโ€ USAT Ambassador program.  The process started with 3,500 applicants and was narrowed down to 50 ambassadors throughout the country.

In January, I was notified that I was one of the ambassadors.


The objective of the Ambassador program is to expose communities to the sport of triathlon and inspire them to become active.  We try to create appeal to multisport through personal stories and energize โ€œfirst timersโ€ to try multisport by giving them the tools to enter the sports.  There is a specific emphasis on increasing women in the sport, youth racing and short course racing....

Minnesota's All American Triathletes: Men...



In our previous post, we highlighted the twenty-nine women who earned USAT All American triathlete recognition. Today we reveal the twenty-eight Minnesota men who were ranked among the 2017 All Americans.



20-24 Men โ€“ 77 AA

  • 64th โ€“ Christopher Lam (Rochester)

25-29 Men โ€“ 123 AA

  • 48th โ€“ Jordan Roby (St. Louis Park)

  • 8rd - Jacob Olsen (Minneapolis)

30-34 Men โ€“ 188 AA

  • 17th Sean Cooley (St. Paul)

  • 32nd โ€“ Joe Adriaens (Elk River)

  • 45th โ€“ Kris Spoth (St. paul)

  • 66th โ€“ Wade Cruser (Sauk Rapids)

  • 79th โ€“ Nathan Ansbaugh (Minneapolis)...

So Long...For Now?

BREAKING TRI NEWS: Today, we were supposed to post the list of Minnesota men who earned All American honors in 2017. That will appear tomorrow. Today, we are posting a letter from Bill Corcoran. We'd be lying if we didn't admit that this news totally bums us out.

Dear Buffalo Triathlete, 

It is with our deepest regret that we must inform you that this years Buffalo Triathlon is being officially postponed due to historically low registration numbers and the increasing cost of running the event. Since 2014, the total number of participants at the Buffalo Triathlon has dropped between 20% and 30% each year.  Last year, the race was run at an overall loss, and 2018 is already more than 20% behind from last years registration numbers.  Nationally, triathlon participation has been on a steady decline for about the past 5 years, and MN alone has seen more than 30 races cancelled just in the past couple years.  Although a number of options are being explored, it is likely that the Buffalo Triathlon will be...

29 Minnesota Women Are All American Triathletes...



USAT released its of 2017 amateur All American triathlete rankings on Monday. Today we reveal the twenty-nine women (and the two โ€œHonoraryโ€ Minnesotans) who earned AA honors. Please note that eight of those women were from our โ€œFabulous 50-54 AG.โ€


Tomorrow we will reveal the Minnesota men who were named 2017 All Americans.


20-24 Women โ€“ 58 AA

  • 3rd โ€“ Maddy Pesch (St. Cloud, living in Madison, WI)

  • 17th โ€“ Maggie Weiss (Excelsior)

  • 34th โ€“ Kristina Swenson (Rogers)

25-29 Women โ€“ 91 AA

  • 1st โ€“ Dani Fischer (Hon. MN โ€“ Indianapolis, former of Rochester)

  • 12th โ€“ Gaby Bunten (Forest Lake)

  • 34th โ€“ Nicole Heininger (Rochester)

30-34 Women โ€“ 127 AA

  • 30th โ€“ Christina Roberts (St. Louis Park)

  • 33rd โ€“ Kelly Trom (Minneapolis)

  • 101st โ€“ Maleah Murphy (Sartell)

  • 113th โ€“ Jessie Stevens

  • 127th โ€“ Suzie Fox (Chaska)...

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