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8 For Brooksie; 2 For Christel...

christelNORTHWOODS X - Brooks Grossinger won this race for an unprecedented 8th time this morning, doing so in record time (58:05). His 2012 resume also features victories at Brewhouse and Lake Minnetonka.

A Double Heckuva Great Race...

runGreen Lake Preview - Three of America's premier 45-49 males triathletes reside in Duluth, Minnesota. Two of them--Brian Bich and Rhett Bonner--have their sights set on AG podiums at Nationals a week from Saturday. Both have won their divisions there in the past, and Bich made history there in 2011, when he placed 12th overall and became the first 45-plusser in the history of the storied event to break the 2-hour mark.

The third guy is Rod Raymond, and he won't be accompanying his hometown mates, or his girlfriend, for that matter, on their trip to Burlington, Vermont....

A Quasi-Plethora of Cool Stuff...

shirtA quasi-plethora of exciting tri-stuff will take place this weekend. On Saturday, Minnesota's fastest-filling race, for the last three years, that is, will celebrate a landmark anniversary. The Northwoods Triathlon is turning 10! Cool, huh.

On Sunday, another early-filler, the YWCA Women's Tri, which was previewed three days ago, will be "experienced" at Lake Nokomis. And in Spicer, the 9th annual Green Lake Triathlon will happen. That great event, which allows race morning registration, will be previewed on MTN tomorrow. Red Wing's Wingman Tri is also on Sunday, and, like the YWCA event, is full.

Also on Sunday is the inaugural Rev 3 Wisconsin Dells Triathlons, featuring Olympic and half IM races. Minnesota pros David Thompson and Devon Palmer are entered in the half, and we're...

"Sex in the City" Meets "Tri-ing in the Tulies"....

carrieBy Angie Hop

"Twenty something girls are just fabulous until you see one with the man who broke your heart."

Leaderboards & Chap's Hometown Tri...

sarah(Photo - G-Man Tri Series champ Sarah Foley and most, or all, of her progeny. Sarah is second from the left. No, she's third from the right.)

RANDOM COOL STUFF - MTN congratulates the Top 5 men and women on the final 2012 Graniteman Tri Series leaderboard. Each athlete had to race well in all three Series events (St. Cloud, Clearwater and Big Lake) and their times were totaled. Here are their overall places and times:

MEN:

1. DOUG BERKEMA, 36, St. Louis Park (2nd, 4th, 3rd - 3:22:43)

2. TYLER HECHT, 19, Somerset, WI (3rd, 3rd, 4th - 3:24:34)...

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