Newsy & Notesy Stuff...

jeanne* While we at MTN are giddy with anticipation of Minnesota's immanent outdoor tri season, we are also slightly bummed. Several of our state's most talented female multisporters will miss most or all of the 2011 campaign. On the Injured List is Athlete of the Decade Cathy Yndestad and three-time MMA winner Jeanne Fleck (photo), both of whom hope to return to action late in the season. On the Relocated List are 2010 Rookie of the Year and Performance of the Year winner Jenny Shaughnessy (Durham, NC), 2010 Triathlete of the Year nominee Cathy Lee (Cincinnati, OH), six-time MMA winner Marlo McGaver (Tucson, AZ), rising star Joanna Hall (Iowa City, IA), who won three multis last season, and the consistent and versatile Shelley Nelson (Denver, CO)....

Mighty Sophomores...Part I

dan & girldandan river

Photos - Dan Hedgecock - Dan & a very pretty girl - Dan running very fast - Dan trying to surf in a river

Minnesota's Rookie class of 2008 was truly awesome. It featured ROY nominees Kortney Haag, Patrick Parish, Lydia Novotny and Karla Valusek Strom and several others--Katherine Schlaefer, Brooke Larsen, Joanna Hall and Greta Simpson--who have since established themselves within our region's elite ranks....

Getting Naked...

tourED. - Born to Run author Christopher MacDougall is returning to the Twin Cities. Once again, the funny and insightful author, along with Gear West XC Ski, Run & Soccer, The Bookcase in Wayzata and Vibram FiveFingers, will host a fun run and a discussion. The first event was wildly successful, drawing more than 350 attendees. This Event, which will include a picnic, will be even bigger and more fun.


Hosted by:

The Bookcase in Wayzata and Gear West XC Ski Run Soccer in Long Lake

Christopher McDougall, author of the bestselling book, Born To Run, is bringing this RUN EVENT into town and you're invited!

SATURDAY, June 4, 2011

2:03! No Kidding!

winnerED - We thought you'd like to know what happened at the Boston Marathon today. MTN's Darin ran (3:22:55) and is really, really tired. He will post a report on Minnesota's triathletes who went the distance in Bean Town later this week.

Updated at 1:13 p.m.EST - by Cindy Boren (for WashingtonPost.com)

Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya won the Boston Marathon in 2 hours, 3 minutes and 2 seconds

Narocit Zena *...


Photos - Cindy with Big Hair - Cindy running like a banshee - Cindy kissing a kid

Mini-Bio - Plymouth resident Cindy Blackstock is pretty, has big hair, a totally cool husband and several kids, all of whom are genetically doomed to be outstanding. She enjoys napping and watching "Desperate Housewives" and kissing her children (photo). She is also a great cook who..

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