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Weekend News Stuff...Updated...

logoYoung Life Triathlon - Becky Youngberg recorded her 7th victory of the 2011 season on Saturday in Detroit Lakes at the 5th annual Young Life Olympic Triathlon. 2010 winner Christina Roberts was runner-up and Christel Kippenhan, who is from Germany, which explains why she has a really cool German accent, took 3rd. Grand Forks, ND's Sean Cooley, who crushed the men's course record at Paul Bunyan (Long Course) a few weeks back, won the men's race. Aberdeen SD's Kevin Bjerke and Luke Nelson of Ramsey, rounded out the Top 3.

The companion Sprint, which celebrated it's 8th birthday yesterday, was won by Grand Rapidsian, Tara Makinen, and Fargonian Tyler Zima. RESULTS

Hedge Podiums! Bich Makes History...

brianPreliminary Men's results from this morning's USAT National Age Group Championships. Note that three Minnesotans cracked the Top 15. Patrick Parish finished 22rd (2nd 25-29M).

Brian Bich's 12th place overall finish is the best placing at Nationals EVER for a man 45+. What was the previous highest placing by a 45er? Tony Schiller's 24th in 2004. Bich (photo L) is now a four-time AG National Champ (2011, 2007, 2006, 2004).

Top 15...

1. Karl Kahsar, 23 (CO) - 1:52:18

2. Brian Duffy, 23 (PA) - 1:54:09 (Triathlete Magazine Athlete of the Year in 2009)...

Boots & Steph Totally Rocked Socks at Nationals...

stephHere are the Top 15 women at USAT Age Groups Nationals, which were contested this morning in Vermont. These results are unofficial. Note that Minnesotans Claire Bootsma (2nd 20-24W) and Stephanie Solfelt (Photo L) placed 6th and 15th overall respectively.

Minnesota was one of four states (CO, FL, MA, MN) to place two girls in the Top 15.

1. Susan Williams, 42 (CO) - 2:06:02 (A former pro, Susan earned a Bronze medal at the Athens Olympic Triathlon in 2008. She is the first master, male or female,

MosquitoMan Cancelled...

logoPress Release - Due to a couple unforeseen planning complications this year, Mosquitoman Duathlon is cancelled for 2011. Although we announce this with some disappointment, we believe that it is the correct decision to make. We continually strive to produce events that are top notch and professional in every aspect. With difficulties surrounding the bike and run courses, we simply could not put together a course that satisfied our standards of race excellence. For those of you that have already registered for the race, you will be issued a refund no later than 08/22/11. You should see the correct amount returned to your card within the next few

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