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Fast Women...

cy-run.gifAccording to our records, these are the winningest Minnesota women of the 21st century thus far:

CATHY YNDESTAD - 68 (photo L)

BECKY YOUNGBERG - 36 (photo below)

JAN GUENTHER - 34

MARLO CROSBY - 27

DIANE HANKEE - 21

SUZIE FOX - 18 (Since 2009)

HEATHER LENDWAY - 15 (Since 2012)

RUTH BRENNAN MORREY - 15 (Since 2011)

MICHELLE ANDRES - 15

MARNIE WALTH (ND) - 14 (On MN soil)

JENNY WILCOX - 14....

Stuff About Tritonkids....

kid-running.giftritonkids-logo.gifTritonKids is a youth triathlon event brought to you by Triton Events and Med City Aquatics. This year's event will take place at the Rochester REC Center on August 2 and will offer a unique, safe and challenging event for kids ages 6-17.  The swim will take place in the safe environment of the REC Center's swimming pool while the bike and run will transition onto West River Pkwy.  The race is a USAT sanctioned event and will be chip timed.  All athletes will receive a cool race t-shirt, goodie bag and finishers medal.  Awards will be given to top 3 male and female finishers in each age group.  Food and refreshments will be provided for all athletes.

Age Groups & Distances

-Ages 6-8 (50 meter swim, 2 mile bike, 500 yard run)

-Ages 9-11 (150 meter swim, 4 mile bike, 1 mile run)....

An Amazing Day...

chris-finishing.gifED. One of America's best 40+ female triathletes, Indiana's Chris Wickard blogged about her BOUS experience:

By Chris Wickard (http://chriswickard.wix.com/triathlete/apps/blog)

BOUS Race Report - This was my 6th appearance at the Best of the US (BOUS).  I think of BOUS like a mini USAT National Championship, as it brings out some very talented athletes.  Unlike Nats where you are competing against others in your age group, at BOUS you are competing against all the other female or all the other male athletes.

The hosts/organizers at BOUS .....are extremely passionate about the sport of triathlons.  So if you ever have the opportunity to participate in a race that they are involved in, you know it will be spectacular. 

The morning began with the inaugural Capital City Sprint Triathlon.....

Once a majority of the sprint athletes finished, it was time for the BOUS to begin.  Our race was an Olympic distance.  One of the many great things about this race was that is was very spectator friendly.  The swim was 2 loops, the bike was 3 loops, and the run was 2 loops.  This is definitely nice for those out there cheering us on as well as the athletes since we would get lots of cheers and encouragement throughout the course.

Our race was a relatively small field of competitors but it was packed with talent.  The males and females started the swim together.  It was surprising a not very physical swim.  You never can tell when the males and females start together if it will involved swimming on top of each other.  Since we all had the same swim caps, I couldn't tell how many females were...

Z-#3 Preview...

BO-and-CO.gifED. Just got an email from Nate at Timberman. Registration closes on Saturday, at midnight we suppose. That would be Saturday-to-Sunday midnight, not Friday-to-Saturday midnight. Act quickly if you want to get into this 30-year-old classic event. WEBSITE.

Z-TRI PREVIEW - Brendon O’Flanagan, who has an awesome son, Cal (photo L), won two tris in 2013 en route to a Most Improved nomination. We think that he’ll win at least three races this year, the next of which, we predict, will take place tomorrow—July 4--at majestic Pokegema Lake south of Grand Rapids. The event is the 3rd annual Z-Tri and it perpetuates the legacy of Uncle Randy’s (Frontrunnerusa) Freedom Triathlon, an Independence Day tri that enjoyed a short but sweet history at West Park in White Bear Lake.....

 

Holy Balls, Batman!

gaby-and-coach.gif"I need more cowbell, baby!"

By Gaby Bunten

BOUS Race Report- When I received the e-mail for an invitation to compete at Best of the US for Iowa, I was overcome by a phrase that my dear old dad has coined, “Holy Balls Batman.” I knew that the competition at the race would be stacked with a field of talented ladies and gents.  My initial anxiety for the race happened with that e-mail. It became a battle of am I worthy of competing with such a field and what would I bring to the table at this race? Well, of course I immediately consulted the best coach ever, Miss CY. She gave me one of the most positive vibes I have ever received from a coach, and for that thank you CY! But I was able to go into the race with a new frame of mind, the only thing I needed to accomplish that day was to push myself harder than I have ever before and when all else fails, just smile.

The night before the race, my dad had texted me, “Rock on tomorrow. Mom and I are bringing Hells Bells (our two springer spaniel puppies) and our cowbell, gotta have more cowbell, baby!” Leave it ...

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