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* Liberty Triathlon is Full!

* An important letter from Marvin:

Dear Triathletes,

Here's your chance to WIN $50 GEAR WEST gift cards or Lake Waconia Triathlon 2012 entries ($80 value)!

Earn chances to win prizes by entering the race and encouraging others to do the same!

Eight prizes will be drawn for immediately following the race....

Weekend Race Previewettes...

tinmanUMM-Tinman Previewette - A glance at the start list suggests that 2010 winner Jose Rosales, who is original from Ejido, Venezuela, and 2009 champ Jason Midgarden, who is originally from somewhere in the USA, are the guys to beat at the 27th edition of this season opening outdoor tri. David Jensen, who has podiumed the last two years here, should take 3rd.

In the absence of any past champions, 2010 women's runner-up Sandra Rather may be the girl who comes out on top this...

More Newsy & Notesy Stuff...

urban tri

NEWSY & NOTESY STUFF - * Urban Tri Arrives - As you may have heard, Urban Tri, The Citie's newest triathlon shop, had its official Grand Opening two weekends ago. Have you checked the place out yet?

Urban Tri is located at 820 West 50th Street in Minneapolis (directly across the street from the Malt Shop) and is open seven days a week: Monday through Saturday from 10am to 7pm, and Sundays from Noon to 5pm. For more information about Urban Tri and its Grand Opening weekend, visit www.urbantri.net, call 612/227-4903, or find Urban Tri on Facebook....

Recidivistic Bit-Champing...

julielogo3rd Annual Falls Du Race Preview - Have you ever heard the expression "champing at the bit?" It's not used much these days, and those who still use it are probably very old and, unless they are triathletes, are lucky to still be alive.

"Champing at the bit" is an equine metaphor which means "anxious to get started." Apparently horses impatiently bite or chew, i.e. "champ" (shouldn't it be "chomp"?) on their bits when they want to do something. An anxious dog, on the other hand, will squirm and make squeally noises when he, say, needs to go out to pee or do #2. This is because dogs don't have bits to champ on. And it's probably for the best that we don't describe a person who is very anxious to do something as one who is "squirming and squealing like a dog who needs to pee of do #2."

We'll therefore use the bit-champing metaphor here because it's less excretory....

Jamie Does Boston...

jamie(Photo - L-R -Jamie's extremely tall husband, tired and happy Jamie, Jamie's cute daughter.)

By Jamie Heying

Friday, April 22...just got back from Boston yesterday and was getting updated on your

blog. I see Darin going all in with his time, NICE! In my quest to become

a better runner and stop giving up my race during the run portion, I

actually discovered I enjoy the long suffer (hence my love of the Burrito

Union) and qualified for Boston while running Whistlestop on a girls

weekend. This after I told my husband 10 years ago that I would never do...

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