Minnesotans on Team USA
Monday, 15 August 2016 23:10
USAT AGE GROUP NATIONALS - From oldest to youngest, here are the 32 Minnesota athletes who earned "Automatic Berths" on 2017 Olympic Distance Team USA with their performances at Omaha Nationals last weekend.
Tomorrow, MTN will post the names of MInnesotans who earned spots on Sprint Team USA.
RICK GOULLAUD, 71, Plympouth - 5th AG
LARRY STRACKE, 60, Sauk Rapids - 14th AG
TONY SCHILLER, 58, Eden Prairie - 3rd AG
JOHN MARSHALL, 57, Minneapolis - 11th AG
BRIAN BICH, 50, Duluth - 1st AG
BRETT LOVAAS, 42, Minnetonka - 10th AG (photo below)
SCOTT MYERS, 41, Plymouth - 14th AG
MIKE BUENTING, 42, Chanhassen - 15th AG
THOMAS ANDERSON III, 40, Minneapolis - 18th AG
JOSH BLANKENHEIM, 36, Duluth - 2nd AG
MATTHEW PAYNE, 39, Golden Valley - 5th AG
ANDY WIBERG, 37, Lakeville - 7th AG ...
Casey Snaps 14 Year Streak...
Monday, 15 August 2016 05:10
NORTHWOODS TRIATHLON - It took 14 years, but it finally happened: Someone other than BROOKS GROSSINGER managed to break 1-hour at Northwoods.
Yes, Brooks dipped under the 60-minute mark on NW's scenic .25-14.2-5K route again (58:44), doing so for the ninth time. And yes, he did win for the 12th time in as many starts here, which ties him with BRIAN BICH for the most victories at a single triathlon by a Minnesotan. (Brian has a dozen wins at Brewhouse.) ...
Sunday, 14 August 2016 05:10
WINGMAN - On Sunday, masters star CHAP ACHEN, 47, won this event for the fourth time, outdistancing his closest rival, talented teen GARRETT WELSCH, by 3:08. MORGAN BAKER won the women's competition. The event celebrated its 8th anniversary. RESULTS
STEELEHEAD 70.3 - MTN congratulates Lino Lakes' DIANE HANKEE (photo L) and Chanhassen's ANGELA KIDD for placing 3rd and 4th overall in the women's 70.3 in Benton Harbor, Michigan this morning. Diane's time was 4:41:36; Angela's was 4:42:40. RESULTS
YWCA WOMEN'S TRI - As in 2015, HEATHER LENDWAY (pro winner), CHRISTINA ROBERTS (amateur winner) and LISA LENDWAY comprised the overall podium this morning at this annual classic. 855 women finished the race. RESULTS
NORTH MANKATO TRIATHLON - Lakeville's JOYCE BOURASSA, 48, appears to be on her way to garning another Master of the Year nomination. The 2002 MInnesota ...
Prolotherapy Might Be For You...
Saturday, 13 August 2016 23:10
ED. Prolotherapy may not work for everyone, but one of the MTN Guys is still running today because of it.
By Susan Lacke (triathlon.competitor.com)
Athletes are turning to injections of plasma and sugar to heal injuries.
For Jennie Hansen, prolotherapy was a Hail Mary. While sidelined with a severe high hamstring injury, the professional triathlete had endured chiropractic care, physical therapy, massage and injections of anti-inflammatory medications. Nothing was working...
"Like Getting Irate at a Koala"...
Friday, 12 August 2016 23:10
ED. Must have been wicked hot at NATIONALS in Omaha today. We'll have words and pics on Monday. RESULTS
Brooks Grossinger became a 12-time NORTHWOODS winner this morning. Yes, he broke the 1-hour mark, but so did Casey Miller. Mata Agre topped the women's field. Words and pics on Tuesday. RESULTS
By Jason Gay (wjs.com)
Of all our wacky and agitated 21st century culture wars, the most ridiculous and unnecessary, to me, is Bike Haters vs. Bike Lovers.
Look: I get that not everyone rides a bicycle, owns a bicycle, or showers with a bicycle (what, you don’t shower with a bicycle? It’s cleansing and delightful!), but the frothing and vitriol directed at cycling seems so disproportionate to the activity. Freaking out at your price-gouging cable TV company? Sure. Air travel? Absolutely. But bicycling? Come on. It’s like getting irate at a koala.
To be fair, what irritates the public is not bicycles, but bicyclists. Here, many people have anecdotes, sometimes years old, which can be vividly recalled at town meetings, bike lane hearings and in the...
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