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Triathlete of the Year: More History...

brewhousetri0801.pngMINNESOTA MULTISPORT AWARDS - Today we look back at the list of fast men who took home the TRIATHLETE OF THE YEAR award. We have added some notes on each recipient.

2015 - MATTHEW PAYNE - (Matt lives in Golden Valley with his awesome wife and great kids and remains one of America's most decorated multisportsmen.)

2014 - MATTHEW PAYNE

2013 - MATTHEW PAYNE ....

Triathlete of the Year: History...

CY_IMAZ.pngMINNESOTA MULTISPORT AWARDS - Today we look back at the list of awesome women who took home the TRIATHLETE OF THE YEAR award. We have added some notes on each recipient.

2015 - SUZIE FOX  (Suzie lives in Chaska with her many,many dogs and remains one of our state's most decorated multisportswomen.)

2014 - HEATHER LENDWAY (Heather got her pro license in 2015. She raced brilliant that year and was named US Elite Rookie of the Year. A richly deserved honor.)

2013 - HEATHER LENDWAY ....

POY History...

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MINNESOTA MULTISPORT AWARDS - Today we share the history of the PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR award. Note that this list features FIVE Ironman victories.

2015 - Matt Payne (CR @ Apple Duathlon) & Michelle Andres (Victory @ Ironman Wisconsin)
2014 - Matt Payne (Vistory @ BOUS) & Heather Lendway (CR @ Life Time - Minneapolis)
2013 - Matt Payne (2nd @ New Orleans 70.3) & Heather Lendway (Victory at USAT Nationals - Fastest women's time ever!)
2012 - Dan Hedgecock (Victory @ Hy-Vee) & Michelle Andres (CR @ Ironman Wisconsin)

 

MMA History: Duathletes

pp riderMMA HISTORY - The MMAs were launched in 1999 and this week MTN will share some history, starting with the DUATHLETES OF THE YEAR. The first Minnesota DOY award was presented in 2000. The winners are an august group of national class athletes.

2015 - Matthew Payne (Matt also won the USAT DOY awards in 2015 and 2014)

Long Distance AOY Nominees...

dani_miami_run.png2016 MINNESOTA MULTISPORT AWARDS - There is one final award category to reveal: Long Distance Athlete of the Year. This category was introduced in 2014, the year Matthew Payne took home the trophy. Rookie Dani Vsetecka won in 2015.

To be eligible for a nomination, an thlete must have turned in at least two outstanding long distance (half IM or longer) performances during the year in question.

This year's nominees are, in alpha order:

- DIANE HANKEE - LD HIghlights - 1st @ Liberty Half  (4:42:30), 2nd @ Muncie 70.3 (4:38:51), 3rd @ Steelhead 70.3 (4:41:32)

- ERIN HYNDMAN-FARRENS - LD Highlights - 1st @ Toughman Minnesota (4:49:07), 3rd @ Timberman 70.3 (4:43:35), 3rd @ Ironman Louisville (10:02:22)

- MATTHEW PAYNE - LD Highlights - 1st @ Toughman Minnesota (4:13:57), 2nd @ Superior Man (4:10:48)...

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