Grand Athletes...

neil-king-worlds.gifMinnesota Multisport Awards - In alphabetical order here are the men and women who are being considered for nominations in the GRAND MASTER OF THE YEAR category, which applies to men age-60 and above, and women age-55 and over.

NEIL KING, 64, Nevis (photo L) - A nomination would be Neil's third in this category. (2014 Highlight: Bronze medal at Worlds.)

HANK LARSEN, 73, Glencoe - Hank has been nominated twice. (2014 Highlight: Divisional Course Record at Oakdale Duathlon)

DEB ROBERTS, 61, Nisswa - (2014 Highlights: Divisional CRs at Buffalo Olympic, Liberty Olympic, Lake Minnetonka)

BILL SCHMITT, 60, Duluth - (2014 Highlights: Divisional CRs at Buzz Ryan, Brewhouse Sprint and Z-Tri.)...

The Rookies...

kelly-thom-car.gif2014 Minnesota Multisport Awards - Last week we revealed the names of some of the teen triathletes who are being considered for 2014 Junior of the Year nominations. Today, we introduce you to the four athletes who are in contention for the Rookie of the Year award.

EMY EVERHART, 35, St. Paul – Resume:

3rd @ St. Croix Valley Sprint

6th @ Life Time – Minneapolis Sprint

7th @ Blaine Triathlon

13th @ Chisago Sprint

13th @ Trinona Sprint   ....

Pickled Patellas & Big Numbers...

greg-l.gif15th SQUARE LAKE SHORT COURSE - For te THIRD time in her incomparable career, HEATHER LENDWAY has won the overall amateur title in a triathlon. You had to see it to believe it. Her time on the .5 - 16.5 - 5 Square Lake course was insane: 1:25:11.

Other excelees included TONY SCHILLER, 56, who placed 4th overall in the fastest time ever by a 50-plusser, and LISA LENDWAY, who finished 2nd behind her sister and 4:09 ahead of the 3rd place woman. More words, photos and to follow. RESULTS

FYI, Heather and Lisa Lendway's dad, STOPWATCH GREG (photo L), has endured a double knee replacement. Rumors that he keeps his bygone "Caps" in a jar of formaldehyde on the fireplace mantle are unsubstantiated....

The Bike is the New Golf Course...

parents-should-exercise-wit.gifBy Brynn Harrington (wellfesto.com)

Mid-way through a recent group exercise class, the teacher lost me.  She didn’t lose me because of some complicated step sequence or insanely long set of burpees; I mentally checked out because of a few words she kept saying over and over.  “Come on!  Get that body ready for your winter beach vacation!  Think about how you want to look at those holiday parties!  PICTURE HOW YOU’LL LOOK IN THAT DRESS!”

“THAT DRESS?”  My brain couldn’t focus on an image of some random dress hanging in my closet.  All I could think about was my three-year-old daughter hearing and trying to process those words....

Impact Weekends...

HL-flag.gif(Photo - Amateur World Champion Heather Lendway will race at Square Lake and One Last Tri.)

The next two weekends of racing could have a huge impact on the Minnesota Multisport Awards. Here are some of the people that we’ll be keeping a close eye on:

SQUARE LAKE SHORT COURSE (Saturday, September 6) – A great performance, i.e. a podium in an impressive time, for LISA LENDWAY would enhance her chances to receive her second consecutive Most Improved nomination and a possible spot on Team Minnesota. Also, CHAP ACHEN is already being discussed for a Master of the Year nomination. A great performance—win or podium—could seal the deal.

IRONMAN WISCONSIN (September 7) – Team Minnesota positions could be affected for SUZIE FOX (photo on page 2.) and NICOLE HEININGER. Great efforts could bump them up the list AND could even result in one of both women receiving a Triathlete of the Year nomination. (Both women are already being discussed for TOY candidacy.)

Also, the Master of the Year category could be affected. The battle between 50-54W stars HEIDI–MILER and TRACY SERREYN should be epic. We see sub-11-hour performances for both women. The winner of the battle will almost certainly receive a MOY nomination.....

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