VoteButton_2015.gifED. This is your last chance to vote for RACE OF THE YEAR. voting concludes tomorrow at 11:59 PM.

It'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 20 (Voting concludes on Sunday, October 18), and the final five finalists will be announced on MTN October 27.

Who will win the 2015 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 ...

Designed to Recover...

racing-by-numbers.gifBy Kim McDonald (competitor.com)

Eight thousand to 10,000 calories. For an elite triathlete finishing an Ironman in the eight-to-nine-hour range, that’s how many calories will be burned while swimming 2.4 miles, cycling 112 miles and running a marathon. If you could stomach it, you could replace those calories after the race by eating 15 Whoppers, 18 Big Macs or—if you wanted a healthier option—35 Carl’s Jr. Grilled Chicken Salads. But recovering properly after exercise isn’t simply about replacing lost calories. It’s about what you consume and when.

During the early days of Ironman, the pioneers of triathlon fueled themselves on the windy and hot Kona, Hawaii, course with Gatorade, water, bananas, figs and boiled potatoes with salt wrapped in foil. When the race was over, the menu of choice was burgers and fries—washed down, of course, with lots of beer....

Best of the Run-Bike-Runners...

LL-SF--EN.gifPhoto (L-R) - National class duathletes Lisa Lendway, Suzie Fox and Elaine Nelson. Lisa and Suzie are DOY nominees.


MINNESOTA MULTISPORT AWARDS - Determining the DUATHLETE OF THE YEAR nominees was more difficult this year than ever before. Never has there been so many great athletes to choose from. Twice in the past we have had to amend the criteria to allow athletes with two outstanding du performances, not three or more, to be considered. We are not doing that this year because many athletes have turned in...

The Masters: Men...

rich-heilman-grunt.gifMinnesota Multisport Awards - Here are the official nominees for MALE MASTER OF THE YEAR and their 2015 competitive highlights:


JAMES HANNON, 57, Rochester (photo on page 2 - R)

12th overal / 55-59CR @ Apple Duathlon

1st AG @ USAT Du Nationals

3rd overall / 50+CR @ Fall Classic Duathlon


RICH HEILMAN, 50, Lakeville (photo L)

1st overall @ Waseca 1/3 - 50+ CR...

Fast After 40....

m.-knispel.gif2015 Minnesota Multisport Awards - Here are the official nominees for FEMALE MASTER OF THE YEAR, and their 2015 racing highlights.


MANUELA KNISPEL, 44, Shorewood (photo L)


1st overall @ Fall Classic Duathlon

6th overall / 1st Master @ Duathlon Nationals

9th overall / 1st Master @ Apple Duathlon...

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