Chelsea's Amazing Story....

busED. Trudy Marshall, aka "Trudles," is one of the MTN Guys. She is also the founder / Executive Director of the Best of the US Triathlon Series (LINK). On Tuesday she posted an amazing story about an amazing triathlete. We had to share it with MTN's readers.

May 08, 2012

"It's a terrifying thing to see a bus wheel on top of you."

On April 21, Chelsea Duran, 29, was the third place Nevada finisher at RAGE Triathlon at Lake Mead, Nevada, thereby qualifying to race at the Best of the U.S. National Championship. That is her bike helmet underneath the school bus, and this is her story:...

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neil* LIKE TUMBLING DICE - Angie Hop, 41, and Neil King, 62, lowered their respestive division's course records at Chain of Lakes last Saturday. Hopper took her own year-old women's 40-44 and overall masters record (1:05:15) down by 32 seconds (1:04:43.). King (photo L), a two-time Minnesota Grand Master of the Year nominee, took an even more voracious bite out of the men's 60-64 mark. His brilliant 1:03:32, which landed him in 11th place overall, was 1:43 better than the record he set in 2011.

* SMELLING THE FLOWERS - Cathy Yndestad and Julie Hull continued their early season assault on some of America's most challenging triathlons on Saturday at the iconic, huge and mature (30th annual) Wildflower Half in central California. Both girls performed admirably, with Cathy finishing fourth among amateur females and Jules podiuming (3rd) in her new AG (40-44W). Last month CY and Hull placed 2nd and 4th respectively at the ridiculously brutal, yet totally awesome, Leadman 125 in Nevada. Fellow Minnesotan Angie Schmidt took the masters crown in that one, rocking a 3rd place overall finish among amateur women.

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eeyoreBy Tom Demerly (for usatriathlon.org)

This USA Triathlon Multisport Lab article is presented by TriSports.com

Have you ever known an athlete afflicted by everything from bee stings to forgotten equipment, bike crashes, blisters and missed wave starts? Bad luck seems to follow them. If something can go wrong, it does for them.

The opposite is the athlete who races and trains like an accountant. Everything is tabulated, check listed, prepared and re-checked. For them preparation and racing is a well-charted movement from point A to point B. Organized athletes experience a lower level of anxiety and spend less mental energy worrying.

One of the greatest performance coaches ever, author Steven Covey of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People coined the phrase

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