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An Annual Classic...

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29th HEART OF THE LAKES TRIATHLON PREVIEW - Of of eight Minnesota multis (seven tris, one du) slated for next weekend, HOLT will boast the largest and deepest field. The event has been recognized as the Minnesota State Triathlon Championship since 1995 and this year will host the Best of the US Team Minnesota qualifier. The top 3 male and female amateurs from our state will receive invitations to compete at the 2015 BOUS Championship in St. Paul....

Rhapsodic Waxing...

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30th TIMBERMAN - Few places that host triathlons are so compelling that visitors actually consider relocating there. (Yes, it's an awkward and poorly written sentence, but the sentiment is what's important here.)

Bend, Oregon comes to mind as such a place, as does Lake Winnepesaukee, New Hampshire.

The list of these halcyon locales is not a long one, and it includes a very special place in northern Minnesota.

Most of those who make the annual pilgrimage to Ruttger's Resort on Sugar Lake for the Timberman Triathlon leave grudgingly. They wish that they could stay forever, but their lives dictate otherwise....

In a League of Her Own...

heather-stride.gifMPLS TRIATHLON - AMATEUR WOMEN - St. Paul's Heather Lendway (awesome YndeCam photo L) came into the Elite Amateur race at the 13th annual Life Time Tri - Minneapolis Triathlon as the favorite. No surprise there. She goes into every race as the women's fave.

Heather's supporting cast at last Saturday's mega-race was formidable, arguably the deepest women's amateur assemblage that we'll see before Nationals in August.

On paper, Wisconsin's Dani Fischer, who ran roughshod ...

Du Nats Preve...

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USAT DUATHLON NATIONALS PREVIEW - Du Nats in St.Paul are Saturday and we thought it would be groovy to predict the overall and AG winners and guess which Minnesotan would place highest in each of the categories....

Heather is Special...Updated...

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Saturday Tri Results. Lots of words and photos on Tuesday.

30th TIMBERMAN TRIATHLON - Perfect weather, rewritten records and repeat champions. - Results

13th MPLS TRIATHLON - The strongest Elite Amateur women's field of the year thus far. - Results

10th GRANITEMAN (Clearwater) - Casey and Nicole win for the second week in a row. - Results

30th ELYSIAN TRIATHLON - 98 finishers. Won by a guy who likes to play cribbage (Zane Grabau) and eat Mondae's Homemade Ice Cream, and Katie Buhr, who may or may not own an awesome Great Dane. - Results

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