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Tears & Pera-Smiles...

Suzie-bike.gifNOTE:  Voting for Triathletes Choice Race of the Year will start tomorrow (Tuesday, September 16) on MTN.

By Suzie Fox (suz--news.blogspot.com)

Ironman Wisconsin Race Report - Ironman Wisconsin you do not disappoint! I love this city! I love this race! I love my family! No other triathlon has ever made me emotional, I cried 3 times in 2012 and 7 times yesterday, I am a total sap at this venue, this race moves me! I can't begin to thank everyone who cheered for me out there and supported me from afar! The amazing MN tri community that was out racing, volunteering, and spectating at IMOO made it once again feel like way more of a hometown race then any race back home, thanks for making Madison such special place for me! Wisconsin is the only IM that has ever given me an Ironman high & a 3 day post race pera-smile. I know now that it has nothing to do with my finish time, setting a PR or reaching my goals, this was actually my 2nd slowest Ironman ever and I was 0 - 2 on my goals but still it was my most favorite Ironman of the 4 I've done. The high comes from all the...

"I'm a Triathlete at Heart"....

moms-donuts.gifED. Lendways rock socks at Ramsey County Beach. Spoth and Sames prevail at One Last Tri. Exciting stuff. Great racing conditions. Words and photos on Tuesday. RESULTS

By Michelle Andres  (teamandresjourney.blogspot.com)

I’m totally a liar…I told Lee and my boys never to believe anything I say in the weeks after an Ironman.  Some of you may remember my blog post right after Kona where I said I was done with triathlons and putting my bike on eBay.


This past year I’ve been trying to find my passion and see where my next big thing is calling my name…I believed it was the Olympic Trials in the marathon.  I kept seeking and asking myself….what is that goal that drives me each day.  The thing I think about when I fall asleep at night.  The thought that come to me right after I’ve ran through the boys’ schedules for the next day, what time can we all sit down for dinner, my daily grocery shopping trip, did I get all my work submitted for my graduate courses (yes I have 4 right now), making sure I have my lessons planned and grading done for my real job.  After all of those thoughts leave my head was comes rushing back in????? ....

Jorgenson Launches Scholarship...

gwen-smile.gifTRIATHLETE.COM PRESS RELEASE - U.S. National Team member and Olympian Gwen Jorgensen has launched a scholarship fund, with support from the USA Triathlon Foundation and her wetsuit sponsor ROKA, for up-and-coming draft-legal triathletes or paratriathletes leading up to the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

 

The Gwen Jorgensen Scholarship was created to assist junior draft-legal triathletes and paratriathletes in their pursuit of excellence in the sport. In 2014, $15,000 and mentoring services with Jorgensen will be awarded to one or multiple applicants who demonstrate financial need, creative use of funds and passion for the multisport lifestyle. Members of the multisport community, including athletes, coaches and race directors, are welcome to apply, but funding must be applied to programming, training or travel costs for junior triathletes ages 19 and under....

"I am an Ironman"....

collage.gifED. Great weather and great racing at Lake Elmo Park Reserve this morning. Words and photos on Monday. RESULTS

By Nicole Heininger

Ironman Wisconsin Race Report - Not sure where to even start...I'm an Ironman. I worked hard this past year to accomplish something I knew would bring me a new challenge in life. "If it doesn't challenge you, it won't change you." I made sacrifices to work towards this goal and I thank all my friends who have understood and stuck with me. I thank my family for being supportive and believing in me when sometimes I questioned myself and my abilities.

I also am beyond appreciative to all of my triathlete friends, far more experienced than myself for the continuous advice and guidance (there are too many to name but you know who you all are)!  The volunteers and crowd support was truly amazing and like none I've ever experienced before. I could honestly write a novel about this experience but the end has yet to come.

I am so so grateful I completed my first IM and I couldn't have felt better throughout. In no way am I disappointed in my own performance as I ran across that finish line, crushing my goal time. (Yes those pics are lipstick on my mirror). I included them to show what my goal finish time and splits were when I started training. Swim 1:10:00, T1 5:00, bike 5:45:00, T2 5:00, run 4:30=11:35:00....actual=11:10:16. Most would think this is great, I do too, but I'm also ready for my next challenge...break 11:00:00....

Grand Athletes...

neil-king-worlds.gifMinnesota Multisport Awards - In alphabetical order here are the men and women who are being considered for nominations in the GRAND MASTER OF THE YEAR category, which applies to men age-60 and above, and women age-55 and over.

NEIL KING, 64, Nevis (photo L) - A nomination would be Neil's third in this category. (2014 Highlight: Bronze medal at Worlds.)

HANK LARSEN, 73, Glencoe - Hank has been nominated twice. (2014 Highlight: Divisional Course Record at Oakdale Duathlon)

DEB ROBERTS, 61, Nisswa - (2014 Highlights: Divisional CRs at Buffalo Olympic, Liberty Olympic, Lake Minnetonka)

BILL SCHMITT, 60, Duluth - (2014 Highlights: Divisional CRs at Buzz Ryan, Brewhouse Sprint and Z-Tri.)...

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