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By DEVON PALMER

Posted on July 29, 2013 by palmertri

It was a cool and breezy morning at the Chisago Triathlon yesterday. Odd for late July but I certainly appreciated it. The swim was unbelievably brief and I wasn

Raymondian Practical Ontology...

hueyThe Brewhouse

Charm & Uber-Friendliness...

transBy Julia Lyng

Race Report - Minnewaska Triathlon has become a family tradition of sorts. We love this race. It's full of small town charm. Where else would you find bikes that are "racked" lying sideways on the ground? The race director is a "hoot" as Jerry would say and always remembers us when we show up for our race packets. The volunteers and athletes are uber-friendly. And, it's the perfect distance and course for beginners. A 400-yard swim that runs parallel to the beach so you can touch bottom the whole way. An 11.1 mile bike that winds past the lake with it's beautiful homes and cottages and out to the countryside. Don't let the scenery fool you though. The bike course also has it's challenges including rumble strips, turns, and quite a few hills. Then a super flat and fast 2.5 mile run out and back along the lake....

Loon State Legacies...

Green Lake's "Aluminum" Anniversay....

shirtGreen Lake X - Gosh! Can you believe that the Green Lake Triathlon will celebrate its "Aluminum" anniversary on Sunday?

The GL Tri, featuring a 10-year old sprint race and a seven-year-old International event, is one of Minnesota's several awesome "Destination" triathlons, taking its place alongside the venerable Timberman and Northwoods races. This trio of triathlons, a triumvirate, if you will, has been joined in recent years by Chase the Police in picturesque Walker and the relocated Brewhouse, now staged at majestic Island Lake, which isn't really in Canada, though it has that cool, tree-hugging Canucky vibe.

Interestingly, of all of our state's Destinationy tris, Green Lake boasts the largest attendance. Including its Saturday Kid's Tri--Green Lake bills itself as Minnesota Premier Family Weekend--the GL weekend annually hosts 900ish participants. It is deservedly well-loved for its scenery, drinkable lake, humongous transition area and abundant post-race groceries. If you're not currently enrolled, we believe you can still get in. (RACE WEBSITE)

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