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Brian's Epic Weekend....

bend climbLeadman Tri Life Time EPIC 250/125, Bend Oregon

By Brian Holthus

EPIC can barely describe my experience at the Inaugural Life Time Fitness Leadman EPIC 250 race in Bend, Oregon. If you

Gambling Bigtime in Vegas...

guyPR or ER (aka 70.3 World Championship Epic Fail Report)

By Matthew Payne

This got really long. Here's the Cliff's Notes version for people who either don't have the time to read the next several thousand words or who just don't like me that much (both completely understandable):

* Go to Vegas for 70.3 Worlds

* Gamble a bit and play a ton of pinball in the days before the race

* Race day: Swim well, bike OK, attempt to suicide myself on the run

* DNF to med tent, ambulance ride to ER, overnight hospital stay

* Doctors run some tests, tell me I may have a serious heart condition...

How Kona Ate My Husband...

guyBy Miriam Zacharias (for active.com)

After 22 years of marriage, a dozen Ironman races and countless shorter distance triathlons, running and cycling events, you

An Act of Contrition....

heatherBy Hank O'Hare

Stuff About One Last Tri - MTN already posted partial results for One Last Tri, which took place back on September 16. The event endured a major timing snafu, for which the service provider later explained his situation and apologized profusely for the problems, and though results have finally been generated, it's still not clear whether they are trustworthy.

While race organizers are totally bummed, fearing that many of their participants left the event with frowny faces and negative reviews, the actual vibe at the event wasn't an unhappy one. Quite the opposite. It appeared that most of the entrants enjoyed the experience and and understood that, "these things happen occasionally."...

Premier Performances of 2012...

ruther(Photo - Which of Ruther's plethora of outstanding 2012 performances will receive POY nominations?)

2012 Minnesota Multisport Awards - We had intended to post the potential Performance of the Year nominations next week, but since the Hy-Vee 5150 Championships three weeks back, followed by Ironman Wisconsin and Leadman Epic 250 - Bend, OR, Minnesotans are buzzing, and rightfully so, about Dan's HUMONGOUS win in Des Moines, Michelle's GARGANTUAN win in Madison, and Cathy's BEHEMOTH win in the Pacific Northwest.

So, let's talk Performance of the Year. In that there are two girls' names in the last sentence, let's do them first. (That sentence didn't finish well, did it?)

So you know, the MMA Selection Committee will be discussing whether a single athlete can have more than two nominations in this category. For our purposes here, we'll list only 2-3 Ps per person. This way we won't have to post every race that Ruth Brennan Morrey did this season....

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