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* Almost 800 triathletes have signed up for this year's Trinona and registration is expected to close this week. Act now if you want to get in. Trinona's organizers sent us pics (above) of some of the totally cool stuff they will be giving away. WEBSITE....

Saddle Up...

msBy Bonnie Altruism

A colleague of mine asked me why I am participating in the MS150 ride to help fight against Multiple Sclerosis instead of cleaning up trash or building houses as part of a charity fundraiser. I gave him two reasons :

1) I would get stuck in wet cement or fall off the roof.

2) I believe in using what you enjoy to help others.

The MS150 is a way for athletes to get involved doing what they do best: Sitting on their butts for hours, better know as riding a bike....

A Cool Deal...

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Give a Little. Get a Lot...

Volunteer to help at an OptumHealth Performance Triathlon in 2011 and you will receive a free entry into that race in 2012 (a $75 value). Volunteer opportunities are at the Manitou Triathlon June 12 or be a part of the new TwinCities Triathlon July 24. You'll also receive a...

IM-Moo Charity Slots...

fdTriathlete Katherine Schaefer, who looks sort of like Natalie Portman and is one of the coolest people we know and is injured and will not be racing this year but will volunteer a lot, sent us this:

BREAKING NEWS: Team FD has just been granted 12 charity spots in The Ford Ironman Wisconsin | Madison!

Anyone up for 2.4 miles of swimming, 112 miles of biking AND a marathon? We thought so! ...

Selflessness & Great Hair...

andy(Photo -Selfless, Andy Clark leaps valiantly from a dock to intercept an errant Iraqi scud missile that was intended to decimate a Syrian target, yet somehow ended up in Minnesota. Andy was willing to sacrifice himself for his family and a beach full of strangers. Fortunately, the scud, like most scuds, did not detonate, thus Andy can continue to race and coach and do family stuff.)

Profile-ette - We've been a fan of Northfield's Andy Clark for a long time. A handsome and ripped Minnesota multisport pioneer with great competitive creds, he is also a highly decorated collegiate swim coach.

How decorated, you ask?

Check out his professional bio:

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