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logoLiberty Olympic Coverage - In MTN's ongoing quest to remind its readers that triathletes are also people, here is some compelling personal info on the Top 5 male and female finishers at the 8th annual Liberty Olympic Triathlon last Saturday, a totally good event:

FAST GUYS:

1. David Holden - 1:53:32 - Dave's a quiet guy. His wife is more outgoing than he is. His Liberty win was his 9th since 2006.

2. Andy Schiesl - 1:54:52 - His last name appears to be unfinished, but it isn't. He had a breakout season in 2011 and appears to be even faster this year.

3. Scott Penticoff - 1:55:36 - Scotty is a wonderful guy with a very small waist. He has a beautiful wife that he married when they were 12. The couple has two daughters who are above average in every way....

WACONIA CLOSING ON FRIDAY....

logoYIKES! The iconic LAKE WACONIA TRIATHLON will close registration this Friday (June 15). Don't pass up this opportunity to be a part of one of the Midwest's premier sprint tris. The race, which is once again Minnesota's Best of the US Championship Qualifier and a member of the prestigious Midwest Multisport Series, will be contested on June 24 and will be celebrating its 23rd anniversary. We hope to see you there. INFO & REGISTRATION

Steve's Trinona Words & Images...

rideBy Steve Stenzel

The temperature reached into the mid-90s on Sunday, June 10 during the Trinona Triathlon in Winona, MN. The International Distance (1.5K swim, 40K bike, 10K run) had 300 individual participants with another 30 teams, and the Sprint Distance (1/4 mile swim, 11 mile bike, 5K run) had 350 individuals and 22 teams.

In the Sprint race, Brian Sames (Shakopee) took the win with a strong run, finishing in 54:02. Sames passed Benjamin Trnka (St. Paul) to win by 22 seconds. Trnka placed second, and Jim Felling (River Falls) was about another minute behind in 3rd.

On the female side in the Sprint race, Diana Koepp (Rochester) used a speedy swim to take the win in 1:02:04. Koepp's swim was the 2nd...

The Whole Shebang...

bob(Great Photo - Iconic 88-year-old Bob Powers finishing on Sunday. Another great shot of Bob is on the next page. MTN thanks Drew Frakes and Nick Morales for the pics used in this post.)

Manitou Coverage - Harvey Skees should have won the 23rd Manitou Sprint Triathlon last Sunday. Not just his AG, but the whole shebang!...

Sean Still Has Really Big Thighs...

seanLiberty Half Coverage - We hadn't seen Sean Kaneski (photo L) in almost a "Coon's Age." Though we don't know what a coon's age is exactly, we suspect that any Coon's Age worth it's salt (What does "worth it's salt" mean, anyway? We digress.) needs to be at least a decade. The last time we saw Sean was when he placed 13th overall (3rd in his AG) at Ironman Wisconsin. He popped a 9:46 that day. Nice. That was in 2003, nine years ago. Almost a Coon's Age.

One would expect that a person who hadn't been seen in almost a coon's age would have undergone some physical changes. Not total disfigurement, necessarily, but still some alterations that would be hard to miss. Hair or tooth loss, weight gain, varicosities, wearing clothes more suitable for the golf course than...Once again, we digress.

Sean hadn't changed all that much. He is still a handsome, dark-haired guy who is not burdened by tallness. And his thighs still ...

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