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Rising Star...

lindseyStar Events opens North American office and names new General Manager

January 20 - Star Events owned by Star Production SARL and Star Events USA announce their selection of Lindsey Kurhajetz to fulfill the new position of General Manager for the North American development, branding and operations of the TriStar Series and GranFondo USA cycling events. Under the direction of Star Events Board Member Brett Craig and Chief Operating Officer Olivier Castelli, Kurhajetz

Winter Getaway Stuff...

safariBy Erika Sperl-Imhoff

With temperatures well below freezing, there might be one or two (or ten thousand) Minnesotans wishing they could

More Random Love...

joeIn our quest to write about Minnesota triathletes who have yet to receive any of our cyber ink, we recently came across a couple of talented folks that we'd like to tell you about. The first is a 22-year-old guy named Joe Dalton. We hope that the guy in the photo (L) is our guy. There are lot of Joe Daltons on Facebook and we selected a dude who looked young and triathlete-like, and who also has cool floppy 60s-style hair and lives in Minneapolis.

We are totally impressed with this guy's academic credentials. He undergradded at a cool little university in Michigan called Ferris State, which was NOT named for the Matthew Broderick character, Ferris Bueller. He recently finished a masters program at the U, where he studied complex molecular biological stuff, like genomes, and nucleotides and stem cells....

Chrissie's Sabbatical...

chrissie and seanED. On Monday, Chrissie Wellington announced that she was not going to do any ironman racing in 2012. Bummer! MTN rarely posts features on pro athletes, other than on Minnesota's own DKT and Devon Palmer, that is. We couldn't pass up this story, though, because we love Chrissie to pieceloiss AND she is Lois Nilsen's BFF (photo R) and has hung out with Sean Cooley (photo L).

By Liz Hichens (for triathlon.competitor.com)

On Monday, Jan. 16 Chrissie Wellington sent shockwaves throughout the triathlon world with the announcement that she would be taking a year away from Ironman racing. The four-time Ironman world champion posted the news on her blog, Chrissiewellington.org, and expressed a desire to pursue other opportunities. Wellington took time to chat with us about those opportunities, how she came to the decision and what the future will hold.

What If...

smith bros(Image L - These are NOT the Smith Brothers who are discussed in this post.)

Imagine how tough it would be to land a spot on Team Minnesota if elite athletes never moved; or sustained retirement-inducing injuries or had babies; or turned in their bikes for Bud Light and golf clubs; stuff like that.

Imagine, for instance, that two-time Triathlete of the Year Wendy Peterson was still racing; and that Sam Hauck and 2007 Duathlon World Champion Sarah Kolpin did not go to out-of-state medical schools; or that Jeremy Sartain's motorcycle crash had not happened; or that Jenny Shaughnessy....and Curt Wood...and Joe Fogarty...and Christy Orris...and Rob Gilles....and Peter Skorseth...

And what about those athletes who still race but various circumstances prevent them from performing at their highest levels? Folks like 2006 Triathlete and Duathlete of the Year Marlo McGaver. Or former Rookie of the Year and Most Improved winner Dan Cohen, who works overtime helping others achieve their tri potentials. Or Rhett Bonner, who...

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