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Gold Guys Challenge...

gold guysBy Devon Palmer (palmertri.wordpress.com)

I am very excited to announce the Gold Guys are a sponsor for 2013. The Gold Guys themselves, Shane and Joe, built their business right here in Minnesota and have grown nationwide. Their success since opening the first store at the Mall of America in 2008 is a reflection of their commitment to their customers.

As a sponsored athlete it is my job to represent the Gold Guys in an attention grabbing way. This is where you can help. I need ideas for how I can bring gold into the picture at my races. I am challenging all Minnesota triathletes to come up with ideas and submit them to me over Twitter. Twitter, if you don

Hedge, Ruther & Taylor Honored...

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Here are USAT 2012 Athletes of the Year and Honorable Mentions. Two Minnesotans--Dan Hedgecock and Ruth Brennan Morrey--as well as one honorary Minnesotan--Greg Taylor--received HMs.....

Understanding Success...

bookSUNDAY, JANUARY 27, 2013

By Dan Hedgecock (http://danhedgecock.blogspot.com)

The Importance of Saying Thank You

I just finished reading Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers: The Story of Success. I highly recommend it. In the book, Gladwell argues that the widely held view of great success as a result of purely individual determination and hard work is misleading and causes our society to let many potentially great successes stall and fail in their infancy. If you think this view isn't widely held just think back to the one man island rhetoric of the recent election. Through a number of very compelling examples Gladwell argues that success is a combination of individual determination and hard work meeting the right opportunities, and the importance of acknowledging those opportunities in enabling success to happen....

Stuff About Doing Two Ironmans in the Same Season...

dan(Photo - Burnsville's Dan Arlandson won TWO iron-distances races in 2011. Next Page - Sue Rubens excelled in two IMs--Canada and Kona--in 2009.)

By Chris Carmichael & Nick White (triathlon.competitor.com)

Racing two long-distance triathlons in a single season is attainable

Oscar is Hanging in There!

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The Yin and Yang that was 2012

Posted December 29th, 2012

By Amy Bauch (http://amysrunningaround.blogspot.com)

Another year has drawn to a close.

Thank heavens.

I, like many, many of my friends, am plenty happy to see 2012 end. It was an "interesting" year for many of us.

While I have to say that the good stuff outweighed the not-so-good stuff, I am glad to be closing the books on the year, and I'm nothing that hopeful and excited about 2013....

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