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Deep Du...

du-nats.gifMinnesota Multisport Awards - DOY is a coed category and never has the competition been this fierce. The field includes a reigning du National Champion--MATTHEW PAYNE--and nationals runner-up--DANI FISCHER. It also includes a man and a woman who were named US Duathlete of the Year (KEVIN O'CONNOR in 2009, JENN SCUDIERO in 2013).

After much deliberation, here are the four official nominees for 2014 Duathlete of the Year:

 

DANI FISCHER, 26, Wausau, WI - 2014 Du Highlights: 1st amateur / 2nd overall at Apple, 2nd overall @ Du Nationals, 1st overall @ Badger State Games Du....

The Masters: A Tradition Like No Other...

jeff-gilmer.gifMinnesota Multisport Awards - Yesterday, we introduced you to the 2014 Female Master of the Year nominees. Here are the four nominees for Male MOY:

 

CHAP ACHEN, 45, Red Wing - 2014 Highlights: Overall winner of three of the five races he entered, including the Square Lake Half IM (4:15).

 

BRIAN BICH, 48, Duluth - Nine-time MMA winner, Brian set a course record at Brewhouse and medaled at Nationals (1:57:57, the fastest Olympic time by a Minnesota master in 2014).

 

KEVIN O'CONNOR, 43, Medina - Two-time MOY winner, Kevin podiumed in five regional races this year, including a win at Waseca Sprint. He also podiumed at both Du and Tri Nationals.

 

TONY SCHILLER, 56, Eden Prairie - Winner of eight MMAs, Tony, an 11-time national champion, was undefeated against age-50+ competition in regional action. He also won his AG at Olympic and Sprint Nationals.

VOTE FOR 2014 RACE OF THE YEAR...

VoteButton 2014It's that time again!

Yup. Once again we encourage you to vote for your favorite multisport event of the year. The Top 10 Vote-Getters will be announced on this site on Tuesday, October 24, and the final five finalists will be announced on October 14.

Who will win the 2014 Triathletes Choice Race of the Year award?

That's up to you. If you are eligible to vote, that is.

Here are the criteria:

- Voting Eligibility - Only those Minnesota tri and/or du-athletes who raced in one or more of the events listed ...

Masterful Women...

tracy-imoo.gif2014 Minnesota Multisport Awards - Here, in a alpha order, are the women who are the official nominees for 2014 Female Master of the Year:

HEIDI KELLER-MILER, 50, Chaska - Three-time MOY - 2014 Highlights: Overall podium finshes at Lake Waconia and Brewhouse. 2:17:46 at Maple Grove Olympic.

 

TRACY SERREYN, 50, Lakeville (photo L) - 1st nomination - 2014 Highlights: Three overall Top 10 finishes, Divisional CRs at Oakdale and Chisago Sprint. AG win at Ironman Wisconsin.

 

ANN SNUGGERUD, 46, Chaska - 3rd MOY nomination - 2014 Highlights: 2nd at Timberman, 5th at YWCA, 6th at Heart of the Lakes....

 

"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????? ....

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