Random Race News Stuff...
Tuesday, 23 August 2011 03:20
RANDOM YOUNG LIFE TRIATHLON STUFF -
COSTLY BOO-BOO - North Mankato's Todd Landgraff had a breakout season in 2010, and was enjoying even greater break-out-iness in 2011. He came into Saturday's Young Life Olympic with two wins and two 2nds on his '11 resume. According to a guy we talked to after the race, Todd probably should have won the race. He didn't because he and a few others missed a buoy on the swim leg and was later Deeked.
Nobody misses buoys on purpose. Just ask Thad. That's something that you simply can't get away with.
Well, it does appear that Todd would have won the men's race, had the mishap not occurred. His pre-Deek time was 1:58:37. Sean Cooley's official winning time was 2:07:48. It is unlikely, according to the guy we spoke to, that Todd's boo-boo cut 9:11 off the time he would have recorded had he swam (swum?) the entire route....
Granite City Iron People....
Tuesday, 23 August 2011 03:00
ED. This very cool story about the St. Cloud triathletes who are training for next weekend's Ironman Louisville first appeared in something called "The Bodette Fitness Column" in the St. Cloud Times. "Bodette" must be a guy. Or maybe a girl. The photos were taken by Dave Schwartz.
Competing in Ironman races is growing more popular among St. Cloud area athletes.
More than 13 members of the Du Tri St. Cloud club are scheduled to compete in the Ford Ironman Louisville Aug. 28 in Kentucky. Five more are scheduled to compete in the Ford Ironman Wisconsin Sept. 11 in Wisconsin. And other members are competing in upcoming Ironman events in Florida and Canada.
Ironman is a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike and 26.2-mile run....
Monday, 22 August 2011 03:00
Weekend News Stuff...Updated...
Sunday, 21 August 2011 14:40
Young Life Triathlon - Becky Youngberg recorded her 7th victory of the 2011 season on Saturday in Detroit Lakes at the 5th annual Young Life Olympic Triathlon. 2010 winner Christina Roberts was runner-up and Christel Kippenhan, who is from Germany, which explains why she has a really cool German accent, took 3rd. Grand Forks, ND's Sean Cooley, who crushed the men's course record at Paul Bunyan (Long Course) a few weeks back, won the men's race. Aberdeen SD's Kevin Bjerke and Luke Nelson of Ramsey, rounded out the Top 3.
The companion Sprint, which celebrated it's 8th birthday yesterday, was won by Grand Rapidsian, Tara Makinen, and Fargonian Tyler Zima. RESULTS
Hedge Podiums! Bich Makes History...
Saturday, 20 August 2011 10:17
Preliminary Men's results from this morning's USAT National Age Group Championships. Note that three Minnesotans cracked the Top 15. Patrick Parish finished 22rd (2nd 25-29M).
Brian Bich's 12th place overall finish is the best placing at Nationals EVER for a man 45+. What was the previous highest placing by a 45er? Tony Schiller's 24th in 2004. Bich (photo L) is now a four-time AG National Champ (2011, 2007, 2006, 2004).
1. Karl Kahsar, 23 (CO) - 1:52:18
2. Brian Duffy, 23 (PA) - 1:54:09 (Triathlete Magazine Athlete of the Year in 2009)...
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