Getting Chapped & IMOO Notes...
Tuesday, 09 September 2014 00:10
14th SQUARE LAKE HALF - Red Wing's CHAP ACHEN and Onalaska, Wisconsin's MAGGIE FOURNIER went off the front on Sunday at Square Lake XIV. Chap did his off-the-front going during the bike segment; Maggie waited until the run to do so. The result was a 12:03 margin of victory for Achen, and a 9:21 win for Fournier.
Chap's time was 4:15:43 and his win was his third in five starts this season. Yes, he is receiving serious Master of the Year consideration.
The men's runner-up was 2013 Rookie of the Year nominee LARRY HOSCH, who was making his long course debut. We suspect that he was pleased with his 4:27:48, a great rookie effort.
The final men's podium spot went to ANDREW GISLASON (4:36:49), whose performance avenged his mechanical DNF at Superior Man.
The other two women's podium spots went to LISA CAMPBELL (5:01:49) of Suamico, Wisconsin, and Maple Grove's KRISTINA HEDBERG (5:13:03). Kristina...
Monday, 08 September 2014 00:10
2014 Minnesota Multisport Awards - Last week we revealed the names of some of the teen triathletes who are being considered for 2014 Junior of the Year nominations. Today, we introduce you to the four athletes who are in contention for the Rookie of the Year award.
EMY EVERHART, 35, St. Paul – Resume:
3rd @ St. Croix Valley Sprint
6th @ Life Time – Minneapolis Sprint
7th @ Blaine Triathlon
13th @ Chisago Sprint
13th @ Trinona Sprint ....
Ongoing Sunday Race Coverage...Sames Rocks!
Sunday, 07 September 2014 04:10
2012 Photo - IMOO's Chaska Triumvirate: Ann Snuggerud, Heidi Keller-Miler and Suzie Fox.
ONGOING IRONMAN WISCONSIN - MONT TREMBLANT 70.3 WORLDS - SQUARE LAKE HALF STUFF....
8:40 AM - Just learned that Chaska's HEIDI KELLER MILER, 50, was 3rd (!) woman out of the water at IMOO. Her split was 55:27.
8:54 AM - FYI - Check out the results of yesterday's BURRITO UNION 5 & 10 HOUR TRIATHLONS: LINK
9:05 AM - Three-time Minnesota Master of the Year nominee DAVID HOLDEN, 45, had awesome swim split: 50:52. SAM JANICKI, remember him(?), swam a 56:53.
- Going out for a run. Will post more stuff shortly after 10 AM.
12:25 PM - Humongoid apologies! There was a cable outage in our neighborhood that just got fixed. More racing news is posted on Page 2.......
What Are You Doing on October 12?
Sunday, 07 September 2014 00:10
This event offers an unparalleled venue; a private wooded YMCA camp nestled on the bluffs of the St. Croix River, a spacious and secure transition area in the heart of the camp, a bike route with pastoral views and rolling hills, and run routes on trails and paths that overlook the stunning river gorge. Though not certified, the course is set in accordance with USAT guidelines.
In addition to beautiful and challenging course, you can expect a supportive atmosphere and homespun charm. The race directors want you to enjoy some of the joy of camp that inspired this race in the first place, so prepare to chuckle, cheer and hand out some high-fives....
Pickled Patellas & Big Numbers...
Saturday, 06 September 2014 05:00
15th SQUARE LAKE SHORT COURSE - For te THIRD time in her incomparable career, HEATHER LENDWAY has won the overall amateur title in a triathlon. You had to see it to believe it. Her time on the .5 - 16.5 - 5 Square Lake course was insane: 1:25:11.
Other excelees included TONY SCHILLER, 56, who placed 4th overall in the fastest time ever by a 50-plusser, and LISA LENDWAY, who finished 2nd behind her sister and 4:09 ahead of the 3rd place woman. More words, photos and to follow. RESULTS
FYI, Heather and Lisa Lendway's dad, STOPWATCH GREG (photo L), has endured a double knee replacement. Rumors that he keeps his bygone "Caps" in a jar of formaldehyde on the fireplace mantle are unsubstantiated....
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