Hercules & Schwartzenegger...

herculesarnoldNorth Mankato XV - We're not making this up. Hercules and Arnold Schwartzenegger placed first and second overall last Sunday at the 15th annual North Mankato Triathlon.

"Hercules" is the long-time nickname of Dave Lyon, who appropriately has very big muscles and an embarrassingly small waist. If you squint, he sorta looks like actor Steve Reeves, the guy who played Hercules in the movies back in the late 50s and early 60s. Only old farts remember Reeves. Too bad. The climactic scene in "Hercules Unchained," where he makes a stone building, maybe The Parthenon, fall down, is totally epic.

You had to be there....

Back to the race. David "Hercules" Lyon is 51 and an excellent triathlete, as most triathletes who always race well and something even win despite being fiftogenarians, are. He covered the two-year-old .25-12-3 route in 57:40, which is 2nd only to Matt Payne's winning

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