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Minnesota Grown...

HEINEY_WALKING.pngBy Nicole Heininger (nicoleheininger.wordpress.com)

After a few months of battling what felt like a “losing” game in Texas, I made the decision to head back to Minnesota to train and race as I was accustomed to. To put it simply, this was the toughest season racing for me, yet it was the most rewarding season through training and learning more about myself as an athlete. I was physically getting stronger and faster; I felt great throughout the season. My coach, Jennifer Harrison was kicking my butt in shape and my body was responding well. On the contrary, mentally and emotionally I felt beat up at times. The majority of races didn’t pan out as they were suppose to; whether the swim was canceled, the distance was altered, the race was delayed or restructured, this took it’s toll on me. Likewise, emotionally there were several incidents I had to get past in order to stay focused and continue moving forward throughout the season.

At this point, I had three racing flops in Texas and was eager to change that in Minnesota. Unluckily, race flops continued in Minnesota and I had to deal with...

Triathlete of the Year: More History...

brewhousetri0801.pngMINNESOTA MULTISPORT AWARDS - Today we look back at the list of fast men who took home the TRIATHLETE OF THE YEAR award. We have added some notes on each recipient.

2015 - MATTHEW PAYNE - (Matt lives in Golden Valley with his awesome wife and great kids and remains one of America's most decorated multisportsmen.)

2014 - MATTHEW PAYNE

2013 - MATTHEW PAYNE ....

Triathlete of the Year: History...

CY_IMAZ.pngMINNESOTA MULTISPORT AWARDS - Today we look back at the list of awesome women who took home the TRIATHLETE OF THE YEAR award. We have added some notes on each recipient.

2015 - SUZIE FOX  (Suzie lives in Chaska with her many,many dogs and remains one of our state's most decorated multisportswomen.)

2014 - HEATHER LENDWAY (Heather got her pro license in 2015. She raced brilliant that year and was named US Elite Rookie of the Year. A richly deserved honor.)

2013 - HEATHER LENDWAY ....

POY History...

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MINNESOTA MULTISPORT AWARDS - Today we share the history of the PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR award. Note that this list features FIVE Ironman victories.

2015 - Matt Payne (CR @ Apple Duathlon) & Michelle Andres (Victory @ Ironman Wisconsin)
2014 - Matt Payne (Vistory @ BOUS) & Heather Lendway (CR @ Life Time - Minneapolis)
2013 - Matt Payne (2nd @ New Orleans 70.3) & Heather Lendway (Victory at USAT Nationals - Fastest women's time ever!)
2012 - Dan Hedgecock (Victory @ Hy-Vee) & Michelle Andres (CR @ Ironman Wisconsin)

 

MMA History: Duathletes

pp riderMMA HISTORY - The MMAs were launched in 1999 and this week MTN will share some history, starting with the DUATHLETES OF THE YEAR. The first Minnesota DOY award was presented in 2000. The winners are an august group of national class athletes.

2015 - Matthew Payne (Matt also won the USAT DOY awards in 2015 and 2014)

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