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michelle* SERIOUS CHICKING - Women seem to be cracking the Overall Top 10 in multisport races with semi-regularity these days.

Really?

Yeah. Sixty-four outdoor multis have been staged in Minnesota thus far in 2011. In 18 of those races (27%), fast girls have placed in the Top 10.

The most frequent female Top Tenner?

That would be the Michelle Andres (photo L), the lovely 34-year-old mom of five from East Gull Lake. She's done so FOUR times this season. Even more impressive is the fact that she actually cracked the overall Top 5 in each of those races. Here's how it shook-out: 5th at COLT, 2nd at Tri For a Cause, 4th at Chase the Police and at Northwoods. Additionally, her average margin of victory in these SPRINT events was 8:16....

Going Down Hard...

SELSUN BLUE* COURSE RECORDS - Racing conditions last Sunday were ideal and overall and divisional course records fell like dandruff from the head of a teenager who's never heard of Selsun Blue. Check 'em out:

YWCA WOMEN'S TRIATHLON (See Bootsie's race report on the next page) - RESULTS

- Overall - Claire Bootsma - 1:07:25 (Previous - Lydia Novotny - 1:14:00 - 2010)

- 40-44 - Ann Snuggerud - 1:13:39 (Previous - Jamie Heying - 1:14:29 - 2010)

- 45-49 - Laura Swartz - 1:16:05 (Previous - Amy Klosterman - 1:18:20 - 2010)

- 70-74 - Judy Rykken - 2:01:56 (Previous - Judy Rykken - 2:02:07 - 2010)

GREEN LAKE OLYMPIC (.75 - 28 - 6) - RESULTS .....

Lawyers in Suits....

harvey(Disturbing Photo - Harvey in a white tri suit.)

By Darin Wieneke (with creative assistance from Harvey Skees)

Two lawyers jump off the 10th floor of an office building. One is wearing a striped suit and one is wearing a plain gray suit. Which lawyer hits the ground first?

Who cares!

While you might not care to hear about lawyers wearing dress suits, but how about lawyers wearing (and critiquing) two of the best triathlon race suits on the market. Harvey Skees (a/k/a Minnesota DUI Guy) and I recently purchased two of the best race suits on the market. Harvey picked up a 2XU Endurance suit from Gear West and I picked up a TYR Carbon suit from Elsmore Swim. See below for our stories and analysis:

Harvey Skees - On His WHITE 2XU Endurance Suit:

This past Sunday I did my co-favorite race (aka The Heart of the Lakes Triathlon

Wake Up, Denny...

bonnieBy Bonnie Moebeck

My feet felt like they were growing blisters the size of small water balloons. Any minute and they would erupt, sending liquid bursting out of my running shoes. I took in a bit of extra water at the next aid station to offset any potential dehydration that may result from my sudden loss of fluid. I had an image in my mind. I saw my friend Denny unconscious in his hospital bed, machines hooked up to him, keeping him comfortable and alive. I pressed on. Just a few days ago Denny was out on a mountain bike ride rapidly descending a hill when suddenly one of his wheels flatted and sent him crashing hard. He was air lifted out and rushed to the trauma center, undergoing brain surgery and still lay there unconscious. "This one is for you, Denny." I whispered under my breath.

I had the joy of meeting Andy Potts, an extraordinary Ironman triathlete. Just two days before his 2009 Ironman World Championship race his father-in-law had passed away. Andy raced, having written the name of his father-in-law on one shoe and his grandmothers name on his other shoe. As he crossed the finish line he took off the shoe with his father-in-law's name on..

Sunday Results...

logo* BOOTS ROCKS! -

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