Cruser & Steinke Rock at Whipple...

Steinke_rocks.pngBy Mike Aulie (brainerddispatch.com)

BAXTER—After finishing second last year, 29-year-old Wade Cruser from Sauk Rapids cruised to a first-place finish with a 3:43 margin of victory in the Lakes Country Triathlon Sunday.

Winning the female division was 16-year-old cross country runner Lauren Steinke (photo) from St. Cloud Tech.
The race began at 8:30 a.m. with a quarter-mile swim in Whipple Lake, then switched to a 14-mile bike through the rolling hills hills surrounding the lakes area and ended with a flat 3.2-mile run through Baxter.

Cruser was second after the swim, 45 seconds behind Corey Kuglin of Baxter. Cruser then built a 2:22 lead after the bike segment and extended his lead to 3:43 at the finish, completing the course in 58:33....

Loons & Logs....

By Suzann Mouw
The Fat Tire Tri returned on Sunday, Aug. 21 in Seeley,WI (10mi N of Hayward).  Participants rolled their way through state and county forests in pristine conditions with a finish at the local lumber yard. 

So Humbling. So Good....

Mike_B_Nats.pngBy Mike Buenting (mikebuenting.wordpress.com)


USAT NAtionals Race Reports - This past weekend in Omaha, NE was the USA Triathlon National championships for the Olympic distance on Saturday, and Sprint distance on Sunday. This is a tremendous event and I enjoy being part of it every year! I also feel blessed to qualify to be part of it every year as this is one fast race filled with the best athletes in the country!


The weather this past weekend in Omaha was hot, humid, sunny and just plain tough! Carter lake is the site of the swim, and let’s say this is some of the dirtiest water I have ever swam in! water temp was 87 degrees which is wicked hot! So for me the swim was not going to be great I do much better in colder water and with my wet suit J. Regardless of the water temp we all had to deal with it and perform.  The issue I had was I don’t feel as confident in my swim as I do the bike and run, and so I like...

Zitur's Back!

mgt_logo.pngCollegiate men dominate the Olympic race at drizzly Weaver Lake Park this morning, and CHERYL ZITUR's first race back after kidney surgery produce her third consecutive Sprint win.

MIKE BUENTING led from the get-go in the Du. Despite the conditions, 997 athletes finished the event.

Words and pics on Tuesday. RESULTS

Love For IMOO....


By Erin Klegstad (sweetsweatlife.com)

It’s hard to put into words just how much Madison and IRONMAN Wisconsin mean to me. If it tells you anything, I teared up both just talking about the mass swim start and when getting ready to bike the course on Saturday. It will forever hold a special place in my heart ♥ (And, I’d be lying if I didn’t already think about trying to add the race to this year’s calendar… because two IMs in less than a month would be a great idea, right?!)  ....

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