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"No Miracle Bounce-Backs"...

IMG_2484.gifBy Ben Ewers (benewers.blogspot.com)

I cancelled Kona.  There, I finally acknowledged that this time my recovery from injury is going to follow a normal slow process. No miracle bounce backs.  No finishing the Arizona Ironman 2 weeks following cracking some ribs and lacerating a hand in a fall in the desert.  No finishing Kona second in my age group 9 months following Achilles tendon repair.  No, this time its different. Finally, 12 weeks following "the accident", 4 weeks following rotator cuff shoulder reconstruction and only 5 months to Kona, I had to admit to the practical.  My healing prowess was average at best and not sufficient to make Kona an option.  I had held out hopes, holding on to the thought of at least participating in Kona, until it was no longer possible to ignore the obvious....

Only One Hand...

wimpykidsnowday_052.gifED. Two-time Minnesota Master of the Year nominee, Christel Kippenhan, a former baby (see photo on page 2), has a new blog. In her inaugural post she reflects on something we all deal with with varying degrees of success: DNFs (including DNSs, 'cuz you can't finish what you don't start).

By Christel Kippenhan (seecktri.wordpress.com)

I have been competing in gymnastics, swimming, track and field, road running, and triathlons ever since my parents registered me in a sports club back in Germany when I was not even 4 years old.  And as far as I can think back, I can use the fingers of only one hand to count the times that I missed or did not finish a competition I was registered for. Let’s see …


* Nov 27, 2010 – Turkey Trot 5K, Bemidji, MN – turning cone was missing so I stopped to direct runners > still finished, just after everybody was on the way back, even the walkers > does that even count? ...

Epic Matchup!

suzie-arm.gifGEAR WEST DU - Last year's Minnesota Triathlete of the Year, Suzie Fox (photo L), was also our state's premier female duathlete, and a USAT DOY HM. She won five run-bike-runs and podiumed in two others. One of her wins was at the Gear West Duathlon, a race she also won in 2013. (She did not race at the 2014 edition of that annual classic.) On paper, she comes into Sunday's GWD as the women's favorite.

It's possible that Suzie's stiffest challenge next weekend will come from a woman who has only done one prior du, and that was at least a decade ago. Her name is Nicole Cueno and she is well known as one of our state's premier distance runners. She's qualified for the Olympic Marathon Trials at time or two and was Minnesota's Female Runner of the Year in 2015. ....

Dynamic Dus & Terrific Tris....

apple-sculpt.gifPREVES - The two most competitive duathlons in the US will take place in the next two weeks, and both of them are contested right here in Minnesota. We're talking about the GEAR WEST DU, the 24th edition of which will take place in Orono next Sunday, and the APPLE DU, at 34, our state's oldest multisport event, the following Saturday.

The competitive reputations of these races can be intimidating to some. That''s too bad.Those folks may perceive the events as being designed only for serious athletes. Not true. Sure, these races have...

Gwen Wins & Other Stuff...

1280px-Sagrada_Familia_01.gif- YOKOHAMA WTS

American Gwen Jorgensen (St. Paul, MN) claimed the win at Saturday’s ITU World Triathlon Series Yokohama race (her fourth straight at this event), with Ashleigh Gentle (AUS) and Ai Ueda (JPN) earning the other two podium spots. With no other Americans finishing on the podium, Katie Zaferes will likely earn the final spot on the women’s U.S. Olympic triathlon team thanks to her ranking in the USA Triathlon Objective Rankings System—Gwen Jorgensen and Sarah True earned the first two spots at last year’s Rio Test Event....

 

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