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suziebikebrianMinnesota Multisport Awards - Nominees in the Duathlete of the Year category need at least three outstanding R-B-R performances during the season. Here are the official 2013 nominees: 

SUZIE FOX (30, Chaska)

1st @ Gear West Duathlon

1st @ Apple Duathlon Worlds Qualifier

1st @ Fall Classic Du (Course Record)

The Next Level...

thadMinnesota Multisport Awards - Here are the official nominees for Male-Most Improved:

Thaddeus Ingersoll (43, St. Paul - photo L)

Thad had a great season in 2011 and an abbreviated season in 2012. In 2013, he had a breakout year, his most successful ever. His highlights included amateur wins at Life Time Tri-Chicago and Chisago Sprint. He also finished 2nd overall at Rev 3-Wisconsin Dells Olympic, 3rd at Croixathlon and 5th at RochesterFest Olympic....

Upwardly Mobile...

Heather(Photo - The Lendway Sisters.)

Minnesota Multisport Awards - For the first time in the 15-year history of the MMAs, siblings have received nominations for an award, in this case, the same award. How cool is that!

In aplha order, here are the officlal nominees for Female Most Improved:

DIANE HANKEE (36, Lino Lakes- photo below L)

Diane won four races this season. One was the State Tri Championship (HOLT) and two were half IMs (Liberty and Chisago). She also popped a PR 10:21:03 (3rd amateur overall) at Ironman Louisville.

HEATHER LENDWAY (29, St. Paul)

Heather won eight races this year, including the USAT National Championship. Her long distance debut at Leadman Epic 125 - Bend produced a course record....

The Sweet Aroma of Charred Meat...

art(Image L - A drawing of Sean by one of his several kids.)

By Sean Pease

Five o'clock came early that Saturday morning, the seconds seemed to click away double time and the trip from home to Square Lake Park seemed like it may never end.  Then I was there, and the time continued to click away.  I frantically set up my work station as almost 400 participants roamed the race site and transition area.  I was open for business at 6:30am, and customer number one set the tone for majority of the day.  While the line got longer for mechanical help, I set everyone at ease as we did some major surgery on a front brake system for one participant. What I loved seeing as I worked feverishly was the help and support from the athletes to get their bike tires aired up, answer countless questions, and the interaction of strangers, and old friends, alike.  The mechanical work, flat tires, blown tubulars and minor adjustments just kept coming in.  This was a busy race morning, and that is what I was there for....

Desert Storm..

DONUTBy Devon Palmer

Posted on September 16, 2013 by 

I am now back to regular training after a few light weeks. The week after Louisville I felt a little better each day but was generally un-ambitious. Could probably have swum and spun a little more but wasn’t motivated to. First run was the Sunday after and it was awful. First ride the next day, Monday, and felt fine. Second run was then Tuesday and that was fine. The week in Wisconsin working with...

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