Thursday, 28 May 2015 00:10
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When the list of nominees for 2014 Grand Master of the Year were announced, it did not include Sheri Schrock. A second look at her resume, which now included two performances of which the MMA Selectors were previously unaware, suggests that they may have blown it. In the end, Greg Taylor would have still won the award. His resume was unbeatable and hands-down earned him the US GMOY, too.
Also, Pam Stevens, Neil King and Bill Schmitt deserved their nominations. Still, a great case could be made for Schrock, because in addtion to her half dozen regional AG wins, she also won her division at USAT Long Distance Nationals and place second in her AG (1st US) at the Weihei ITU Long Distance World Championships. The selectors were not aware of those last two efforts. Missing that information, plus the fact that Pam Stevens beat Sheri at Apple and at Nationals, kept her from receiving the nomination.
We're happy to have the chance here to highlight the great racing that Sheri has done in 2014 and earlier, and apologize for not giving her appropriate recognition last fall....
May Report Card...
Wednesday, 27 May 2015 00:10
Photos - Sheena Dauer, Patrick Parish and Isaac.
With a little more than a month of racing in the books, a couple of MMA Committee members thought it would be cool to highlight some of the great stuff that happened in May (and late April). These are "mock" awards, meaning that we don't have any stuff to give to the winners.Please know that if we had stuff to give, we'd totally give it. Maybe we can talk Devon Palmer into giving Peace Coffee, which is awesome, to the winners.
Also know that we made up the categories.
INSPIRATIONAL DUATHLETE OF THE MONTH - ISAAC - Isaac is blind and physically challenged and he totally ROCKED at the Apple Kids Duathlon....
A Guy Thing...
Tuesday, 26 May 2015 00:10
2015 APPLE DUATHLON - The women's competition at last Saturday's Apple Du oozed historic epicosity. The men's race wasn't too shabby, either. An amateur CR was set, as was the bike course record.Three AG marks were rewritten as well. Here's what three-time du national champ Patrick Parish had to say:
"...Hurt So Good"....
Sunday, 24 May 2015 06:10
Photo - Eight of the Top 10 women (L-R) at Apple XXXIII - Diane, Christina, Kort, Jenn, Heiney, Suz, Lisa and Jas.
33rd APPLE DUATHLON - On her Facebook page, two-time Apple Duathlon winner Suzy Fox had this to say: ...
Hosch Hammers on Home Course...
Sunday, 24 May 2015 00:10
By Andy Rennecke (sctimes.com)
SARTELL – Larry Hosch (photo) decided enough was enough when he was 256 pounds.
The former St. Joseph mayor and state representative decided to get healthy three years ago. Now he's seeing the rewards from losing 70-plus pounds.
"I showed up for my last term in the Legislature and my suit shirts didn't fit my neck. I was OK with punching another hole in the belt, but I had enough when my neck was getting too big for my clothes," Hosch said.
"I knew that's when I had to do something about it."
Hosch, 37, finished in seventh place at the Apple Duathlon on Saturday morning in Sartell with a time of 1 hour, 26 minutes and 45 seconds. It was Hosch's third time running the race....
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