Saturday, 25 June 2011 13:08
(Wally Milbrath Photo - Some of the medicated members of western Wisconsin's Wild River Tri Club.)
Croixathlon VI - Cathy Yndestad's return to racing this morning following a severely dislocated clavicle, resulted in the 48th victory of her storied career. A further bonus for the Minnesota Athlete of the Decade was the fact that she managed to outrace her husband, Kerry, with whom she had a bet: The loser had to buy lunch.
And speaking of lunch, men's runner-up, Dan Cohen, who won this event in 2010 and 2009 and has a new girlfriend who is very pretty and charming, ordered the #10 Hot Wings at Barker's Bar & Grill in downtown Hudson after the race. "Are you sure?" the wary waitress asked when he made order.
Cohen later scarfed up all 12 of the magma-dipped chicken arms, a feat that astounded everyone in the establishment.
Dan is our hero! Totally!....
Saturday, 25 June 2011 03:00
(Photo - A swimmer in the Potomac who is probably not Patrick Parish.)
ED. Patrick Parish and DKT reached their respective podiums at Washington DC 5150 last weekend. Here are their stories:
ADMIRING THE SIGHTS...
By Patrick Parish
DC was a fun race. I stayed with a couple in Alexandria, which allowed me to bike commute to and from the race venue. They were also avid cyclists and went out of their way to show me around, which made all the difference in my experience.
Leading up to the race, I was worried about the swim in the Potomac. The horrified looks from the locals I asked about it didn't help. Fortunately, my most recent collection of cuts and scrapes healed or scabbed over before the race. As a precautionary measure, I've been pounding vitamin C since the Friday before the race and I have yet to come down with the plague, so hopefully I'm out of the woods in that regard....
Newsy & Notesy & Peopleful Stuff...
Friday, 24 June 2011 03:00
* North Mankato Previewette -The nifty North Mankato Triathlon will celebrate its 14th anniversary on Sunday. One of eight multis serving the Minnesota scene this weekend, NMT is one of two of those races--the other was My First Tri--that filled early.
It is a sweet event, lovingly produced by director Ann Voss. If you've never done this race, put it on your 2012 or 2013 calendar, okay?
Instead of predicting the overall winners here, we decided instead to predict some of the AG champs. It's called, "Spreading the Love."
* Shelby Woodworth, 18, and Enoch Elliot, 13, are our pics to win the 19U category. Thus far in 2011, Shelby, who is deeply in love with her farm boy boyfriend, who is a totally cool and rather large guy, had won her...
Reeses, M&Ms & PhDs in Minnesota Nice....
Thursday, 23 June 2011 03:00
Lake Waconia Preview - The Caller ID read, "Trudles."
"Hey sweetie! Whuzzup?"
"Will you stop at Holiday on your way home?"
"Sure, what do you need?"
"Either Reeses or M&Ms. I can't make up my mind."
He smiled knowingly. "What are we celebrating?"
"I saw Lake Waconia's start list on your monitor. Wow, whatta field!"
He smiled again, bigger this time. "Yeah, I got pretty excited myself when Marvin sent me the spreadsheet."...
Macca's Comin' To Town...
Wednesday, 22 June 2011 03:00
Macca against all in the first U.S. TriStar111 in Minnesota
21 JUNE 2011, Monte Carlo / Monaco, Maple Grove, MN, USA.
For Immediate Release - TriStar111 Minnesota, held August 27 in Maple Grove, will feature Chris McCormack 'Macca' Ironman world champion, who will have to fight hard for the win in this race against a large group of professionals. Macca, and all pro roster athletes, will also compete to earn the pro cash purse of $10,000 (powered by URBAN Tri of Minneapolis), shared among the top ranked. This will be the first TriStar triathlon race in the United States, which will complement the "Maple Grove Triathlon: Dare to TRI" and bring the European style in triathlon organization and fun new formats to a large market.
Who dares to race with Macca? A number of professionals will face the reigning world champion Chris McCormack, thanks to a $10,000 pro cash purse distributed among the top ranked, powered by URBAN Tri. Macca will be a favored victor in the U.S. TriStar 'premiere' on August 27 in Maple Grove. Macca, who has already competed in two events this year including TriStar Nevis and...
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