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"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????? ....

Jorgenson Launches Scholarship...

gwen-smile.gifTRIATHLETE.COM PRESS RELEASE - U.S. National Team member and Olympian Gwen Jorgensen has launched a scholarship fund, with support from the USA Triathlon Foundation and her wetsuit sponsor ROKA, for up-and-coming draft-legal triathletes or paratriathletes leading up to the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

 

The Gwen Jorgensen Scholarship was created to assist junior draft-legal triathletes and paratriathletes in their pursuit of excellence in the sport. In 2014, $15,000 and mentoring services with Jorgensen will be awarded to one or multiple applicants who demonstrate financial need, creative use of funds and passion for the multisport lifestyle. Members of the multisport community, including athletes, coaches and race directors, are welcome to apply, but funding must be applied to programming, training or travel costs for junior triathletes ages 19 and under....

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....

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