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She's Done it All....

i.gifED. Terry Lee, a great friend of MTN and influential member of Minnesota's multisport community, sent us this article. Enjoy.

By Doug Williams (espnW.com - 2/18)

Jan Guenther has raced outrigger canoes in California and Hawaii, done a three-day cross-country ski race in Greenland and completed six Ironman triathlons. She has trekked across Finland on skis just for the experience, and paddled in flat-water canoe races across the Midwest. In nearly 30 years of competition she has tackled both the serious (the 1994 Olympic cross-country ski trials) and the odd.

One of those oddities was the Mountain Man Triathlon in Colorado, a now-defunct one-of-a-kind snowshoe-ski-speed skate winter race at more than 7,000 feet. She never won it, but it used to leave her with a smile affixed to her frozen face. It might be her favorite event ever. "It was just very colorful, very different," she says. "It was fun." ...

"The Couple That Trains Together...."

kissers.gifYou said it: Couples on the course, stay the course. Feel the love with these three pointers.


By Lisa Dolbear (ironman.com - 6/14)


We took a recent poll on our Facebook page to see how people felt about training with their significant others. The result? Most of you believe it’s true: "The couple that trains together, stays together." ...

W.'s Pack....

W.Harvey-and-dogs.gifBy Harmony Gallegos (southwestmetromag.com - Oct. 2015)

While many of us stroll the neighborhood with our dogs regularly to keep fit and healthy, others—like triathlete, Ironman finisher, and self-proclaimed “endurance junkie” W. Harvey Skees of Eden Prairie—take exercising with dogs to a new level.

Skees, owner of rescue dogs Dottie, a 60-pound pit bull mix named for her speckled belly, and Zeus “the Moose,” an American Bulldog who weighs in at nearly 100 pounds, regularly walks and runs with both dogs—sometimes up to seven miles at a time. “Walking with my dogs is just part of our daily routine, no different than eating dinner or brushing my teeth,” he says. “It’s just something I do.”  ...

Nine Minnesota Duathletes Honored...

jenn-and-suz.gifAs promised, here are the Minnesota duathletes that received USAT honors, and some commentary on the federation’s selections.

Minnesota’s Honorees:

- Patrick Parish – Elite Duathlete of the Year

- Matthew Payne – Amateur Duathlete of the Year

- Bennett Isabella – DOY HM

- Nathan Hoffman – DOY HM

- Jenn Scudiero – DOY HM (photo L)

- Suzie Fox – DOY HM (photo L)

- James Hannon – Du Master HM

- Kevin O’Connor – Du Master HM

- Manuela Knispel – Du Master HM

Now for our comments:  ...

2015 Duathletes of the Year...

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By Usatriathlon.org

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The nation’s best age-group, junior and elite run-bike-run athletes were announced today as USA Triathlon’s Duathletes of the Year for accomplishments in 2015. The award is presented annually by Garmin and selected by the USA Triathlon Age Group Committee, following nominations by the Duathlon Committee....

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