Kort vs. Michelle....
Tuesday, 05 June 2012 03:40
(Photo - Defending Liberty Half champ, Michelle Andres, looking badass in black.)
Race Preview - Minnesota's Long Distance Opener, the Liberty Half, is Saturday and the MTN Guys are psyched. It is the women's race that intrigues us the most. We believe that the duel between defending champ Michelle Andres and 2009 Pigman Half winner, Kortney Haag will be epic, and determine the victor. And the runner-up. We're not suggesting that there aren't other competitive girls in the race. There are. We'll mention a few in a moment.
First, let's talk about Michelle. She has been training like a banshee lately, sometimes approaching 30-hours a week. That's serious! Her target race is Ironman Wisconsin and she's determined...
Arithmetic, Race Resurrection & a Generous Offer...
Tuesday, 05 June 2012 03:30
(Great YndeCam Photo - Cindy Blackstock en route to a course record victory at Buffalo Sprint.)
* DOING THE MATH - On Saturday Dylan Gillespie, 19, of Forest Lake recorded his first triathlon victory at New Bri. The women's winner was Hilary Patzer, whose victory was the 3rd of her career and 2nd in a week's time. She also won the Seahorse Challenge Olympic Triathlon in Michigan on May 27.
As Good as it Gets...
Tuesday, 05 June 2012 03:00
(Great TriJuice.com / Nick Morales photo - 1500 bikes)
Race Coverage - Marcus Stromberg was awesome on Sunday at the Buffalo Triathlon. So were Suzie Fox and Ben Trnka and Jennifer Imsande and Jamie Heying and Ann Snuggerud and a plethora of others who had this one important thing in common: none of them won. Not outright, that is. Other folks--Chris Legh (Olympic pro champ), Patrick Parish (Olympic amateur champ), Cathy Yndestad (Olympic women's champ) and Cindy Blackstock (Sprint women's champ) did that.
But the other mentioned folks here had every right to feel victorious. All of them had breakout performances and now demand elevated respect from their tri-peers....
It Was Pretty Good...
Monday, 04 June 2012 02:30
Kansas City 5150
By Devon Palmer (http://palmertri.wordpress.com/2012/05/26/kansas-city-5150/)
Race Report - It was a fun road trip as I had Minnesotan / Wisconsinite / Canadian Claire Bootsma as my co-pilot. Pick good travel buddies if you want to have a good travel race weekend. Over the past few years I
Buffalo & Pigman Headlines...
Sunday, 03 June 2012 14:54
Buffalo Triathlon IX - Cathy Yndestad's slumbering mojo woke up this morning in Buffalo. The result was a victory, her 3rd here and 52nd of her illustrious career. She was pushed to a sub-2:10 by Suzie Fox, who set an Olympic-distance PR, 2:11:42. Kortney Haag's hammie was good to go this morning. She placed 3rd.
Six-time Buff Olympic champ Chris Legh had to overtake Devon Palmer, who has this cool Wyatt Earpish mustache and soul patch thing going on, late in the race to keep his Tri Buff win streak alive. Patrick Parish took the amateur crown, keeping him undefeated in four starts this season....
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