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Dani V Wins Texas 70.3!

"dani-V-wetsuit.gifV" FOR VSETECKA - 2015 Minnesota Rookie of the Year DANI VSETECKA (pronounced "sheh-tesk-kah") proved yesterday that she may be even specialer than most had assumed. So special, in fact, that like fellow Rochesterarian Ruth Brennan Morrey, and St. Paul's Heather Lendway, her amateur career may be a brief one. Don't be surprised if she is the next Minnesotan to procure a pro license

Here's what Dani did yesterday at Texas 70.3 in Galveston: She took the women's amateur title in a time of 4:34:46. Not bad for only the fifth race of her career. It was also her 3rd half IM victory in as many starts and a PR for the distance by 6:38. Dani has won four of the five multis she's entered thus far.

Next, her margin of victory at Texas was thick--8:16!--over decorated amateur Kelly O'Mara of San Raphael, California. If that name sounds familiar, it's probably  because she placed 2nd behind East Gull Lake's Michelle Andres at Ironman Wisconsin last fall....

Paying Forward...

cyclehealth

 

ED. We got an email for CycleHealth a few days ago. You may have gotten it, too. Even if you did, read it again. It's good stuff.
 
By Tony Schiller

 
May I be Frank with you?
Frank Wethern was a jogger before jogging was cool. As he set out for a Saturday morning jog in April of 1973, a voice in his head told him to stop at...

Age-Group Prize Money?

money-pile.gifThe trend reflects the changing role of age-groupers in triathlon.

By Susan Lacke (triathlon.competitor.com)

In recent years, prize purses for professional triathletes have been significantly reduced—the HyVee triathlon, once a 1.1 million dollar event, is no more; the Life Time Tri series cut the majority of its professional prize purse; Ironman has redistributed its prize money and eliminated pro races at several events.

But that doesn’t mean prize purses have disappeared altogether. Instead, more and more races are offering cash winnings to amateur age-group athletes in hopes of attracting a large competitive field. Entrants in 2016 Toughman events, for...

Appetite For Victory...

gwen-eat.gifED. In case you haven't read Triathlete.com's coverage of Gwen Jorgensen's victory in New Zealand, here it is. It's good stuff.

The second round of the ITU World Cup circuit threw up another round of outstanding sprint racing which saw Richard Murray (RSA) repeat and Gwen Jorgensen (USA) continue her unbeaten run. Both have had confident starts to the 2016 season and Rio Olympic build up and today executed perfectly timed performances to claim wins at New Plymouth.

 

Women’s Recap
The American megastar Gwen Jorgensen continued her domination on top of the podium with another impressive performance, winning the 2016 ITU World Cup in New Plymouth and getting her racing season and Olympic build up off to a confident start....

Love for St. Cloud....

pam-and-darryls-legs.gifWhen the MTN Guys think about the the St. Cloud area's multisport scene, four things come immediately to mind: Pammy Stevens, teenage girls, the Apple Duathlon and "Minnesota Nice." Working from latter to former, let's break this down:

"Minnesota Nice" - There is a sense of community in St. Cloud's multi world that is, in our opinion, unrivaled in our state. The friendships are deep and abiding  and the vibe is supremely welcoming. Hang out with Pam and Daryl (photo L), Nikki, Cindy, Judy and Mike, Adam and Raechel, Cheri, Kathy, Andy Z et al for five minutes and you'll know what we're talking about. They are truly lovely folks.

"Apple Duathlon" - Started during Woodrow Wilson's second term, The Apple, which is produced and executed by many of the people mentioned above, is simply, in our humble opinion, the best duathlon in America....

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