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FTT is Back!

mtb-rider.gifED. When Suzann Mouw sent us this press release, one of the MTN Guys wet himself.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Save the Date. The Fat Tire Triathlon is Back Seeley, WI - April 1, 2016


Due to popular demand, the organizers of the Fat Tire Triathlon decided to bring the race back. One of the largest off-road triathlons in the country, the race originally took place at Telemark Pointe, a Telemark Resort property 9 miles east of the now-defunct vacationland destination.


For 2016 the Fat Tire Triathlon will be moved to a new venue at Lake Silverthorn in Seeley, WI, ten miles north of Hayward, WI. Race date is Sunday, August 21st. The event will again...

Gwen Again...Dan & Jess Rock, too....

Post-images-Partners-1.gifLIFE TIME TRI - SOUTH BEACH TRIATHLON - A pair of Minnesotans rocked socks in the "International Premier Division," i.e. pro and elite amateur, in Miami's thongiest district yesterday. Burnsvillian Dan Arlandson, 40, placed 6th overall / 4th amateur / 1st master in the men's race. He was also 4th (amateur) here in 2014. Jess Rossing, 30, of Duluth, finished 4th in the women's contest. She placed 7th here in  2015RESULTS

 

GWEN AGAIN - In 2012, St. Paul's Gwen Jorgensen placed 38th out of fifty participants at the London Women's Olympic Triathlon. This year she's favored to WIN, or at least podium, at the Rio Games....

Food, Books & Brine Napping...

tucson-float-tank.gifED. The MTN Guys love Erin's blog. Here is her latest post.

By Erin Klegstad (sweetsweatlife.com)

Loving

Floating. I spent 90 minutes is the salty float tank at Awaken for Wellness in Saint Paul post Hot Dash 10 mile, and whoa… was it relaxing and restorative. I was a little tentative to even try it because I occasionally get...

Triathletes Need Snacks....

PB-banana.gifBy Laura Antonucci, RD (triathlon.competitor.com)

As a sports dietitian, everyday I answer questions about snacking: “Should I be snacking between meals?” or “How much should I eat for my pre-workout snack?” or “What time should my snack(s) be?” You’ll be happy to hear that yes, triathletes need snacks! Well-timed snacks help you fuel up before and replenish after workouts 1–2 times per day. Mid-afternoon snacks maintain your energy level and prevent you from becoming too ravenous (and thus making bad choices) at dinner. Snacks also provide you...

Marvelous Mankato...

kristin-yard.gifIn recent posts we had discussed the history and talent of Duluth's multisport scene. Today we are doing likewise with the Mankato area's tri/du scene. Here are some stats:

Three Mankato area triathletes have won Minnesota Multisport awards. They are:

- BEKAH HOLT - 2000 Junior of the Year

- NATE KORTEUM - 2001 Rookie of the Year (FYI, Nate is the spousal unit / manager of Sarah Haskins, America's premier non-drafting female triathlete.)

- GREG TAYLOR (6x) - 2012 Master of the Year, 2004 thru 2007 Divisional Dominance (FYI - Named Grand Master of the Year in 2014 after he had relocated to Yankton, SD. He earned the National GMOY award in 2015 and 2014.)

Other Mankatoans who have been nominated for MMAs:

- BEKAH HOLT - 2 x Junior of the Year nominee ...

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