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dogTriathlon.competitor.com recently posted their "Top 10 Triathlon Moments of 2010." We stumbled upon this when we were scouring the Internets for cool things to purloin. Before that we found the Gary Larson cartoon displayed here, which made us laugh until the onset of urinary crisis.

But we digress.

The tri website feature was all about pro stuff, of course, but it motivated the damp-trowsered MTN staff, actually we have a "Stafflette," since there are only three of us (not counting a bevy of occasional contributors), to think about the Minnesota's Top 10 Triathlon Moments of 2010. In no particular order, here are four of the coolest things, in our most humble opinions, that happened last season...

It's All About the Outfits...

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By Norman Nemeron

What you are about to read is almost a totally true story.

At 12:14 on June 12, 2008, Sally thought about becoming a triathlete. At 12:15 she decided instead to take up golf....

Stuff About Sara...

saraTriathlete Profile - Here's some stuff about Sara Hermanson-Phillips, 33 or 34, who may or may not still live in Andover. She raced in her first triathlon in 2007. She entered three events that season, a very respectable 13th at Minneman was her competitive highlight. Since then she has raced in at least a

Bad 'Stache, Double Shirted, Closed Mouth Chewer..

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WARNING! There's a really gross picture of a girl playing the "See Food" game on the next page.

Going Off Course - Katie Weaver does not chew with her mouth open. If she did, her boyfriend Mark Evenson would dump her. Sure, she may dabble with open-mouth mastication when Mark's not around, but we suspect that she doesn't. She knows that just one slip in his presence would end an otherwise beautiful relationship.

Triathlete / former ditch digger / bad 'stache grower Mark Evenson is really a totally cool guy in spite of his inflexible position on open mouth chewing. A man of varied eccentricities, Mark almost always wears two shirts at the same time, has a double-pierced left ear, has a 'thing" for demonically possessed defunct cars, is passionate about pug riding (what is that?), worships the articulate matricidal infant Stewie Griffin and lives in a corn field.

Otherwise he's a pretty normal guy....

No Good Guys...

hard candyBy Norm De Plume

Movie Review - If you like movies with happy endings or the ones where Good triumphs over Evil, DON'T RENT the 2005 psychological thriller Hard Candy. Know right up front, there are no good guys in this twisted character study.

But, if you love world class acting AND can handle difficult, sometimes totally yucky, subject matter, then by all means rent this movie.

The themes of this film are pedophilia, revenge, rage and torture. Good turbo training fare? Not sure. At the end of this movie, one Evil is vanquished by another Evil. Is it up to the viewer to decide which one was worse? No. If in the end you find yourself siding with either the victimizer-turned-victim or his diabolically ingenius revenge-seeking torturer, then we suggest to get professional help as soon as possible. Seriously....

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