Tuesday, 06 May 2014 02:10
CHAIN OF LAKES TRIATHLON - Three of Marcus Stromberg's eight career multisport victories have been turned in at the Chain of Lakes Triathlon, the most recent of which happened last Saturday. Interestingly, Marcus's closest competition at COLT '14 was a woman, but that woman happened to be the fastest amateur female triathlete in the US: defending National Champion Heather Lendway.
Lendway was so freakin' fast last Saturday! How fast? Well, Marcus only beat her by 1:22. And her 57:13--the 11th victory of her young career--lowered Michelle Andres' 2011 course record by 4:26.
Heather narrowly missed winning the USAT AOY award in 2013. We are confident that if she keeps herself injury-free this season, she will vy for that prestigious award again. If she wins it, she'll become the second Minnesota woman to do so. Cathy Yndestad was the Athlete of the Year back in 2009....
Filling out the men's podium in Alexandria on Saturday, were Ryan DeYounge (58:36) and Travis Miller (59:46). For the women,second and third places went to Amy Woolsey (1:13:42) and Allison Triebenbach (1:16:43).
This year's COLT was especially hard-hit by the long brutal winter, which for many, delayed the onset of tri training. Only 82 athletes participated in year's event, which was less than half of what it typically draws. MTN encourages our state's multisporters to support this race, which celebrated it's 13th anniversary last Saturday. RESULTS
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