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Premier Performances of 2012...

ruther(Photo - Which of Ruther's plethora of outstanding 2012 performances will receive POY nominations?)

2012 Minnesota Multisport Awards - We had intended to post the potential Performance of the Year nominations next week, but since the Hy-Vee 5150 Championships three weeks back, followed by Ironman Wisconsin and Leadman Epic 250 - Bend, OR, Minnesotans are buzzing, and rightfully so, about Dan's HUMONGOUS win in Des Moines, Michelle's GARGANTUAN win in Madison, and Cathy's BEHEMOTH win in the Pacific Northwest.

So, let's talk Performance of the Year. In that there are two girls' names in the last sentence, let's do them first. (That sentence didn't finish well, did it?)

So you know, the MMA Selection Committee will be discussing whether a single athlete can have more than two nominations in this category. For our purposes here, we'll list only 2-3 Ps per person. This way we won't have to post every race that Ruth Brennan Morrey did this season....

MN's Best Run-Bike-Runners of 2012...

ruthpatricksuzi(Photos - Possible DOY nominees:

Grand & Masterful...

carol(Photo - Carol Markham-Cousins is one of the over-55 girls being considered for a Grand Master of the Year nomination.)

2012 Minnesota Multisport Awards - Using USAT's prescribed age ranges, to be eligible for a nomination for Minnesota Grand Master of the Year, men must be at least 60, and women, at least 55. A coed category, prospective candidates must have turned in at least three performances that match, exceed or approximate the elite standards set by past award winners, the majority of whom compete at a world or national class level. For instance, the performances ...

The Golden Ticket: Part II...

leadvillePart II

By Bonnie Deeann Neff

Saturday morning - Race Day - 6:00 am

We stood half mounted on our bikes in the back of the last corral behind the start line. My husband had his eyes closed and though to on-lookers it would have appeared that he was relaxed and just in his zone, I knew he was secretly praying that we wouldn

The Golden Ticket...

bonPhoto - Helmetless, Bonnie does some alternative training for Leadville 100 MTB.

Part I

By Bonnie Deeann Neff

Last February I won the golden ticket. Thee golden ticket. The ticket so coveted that in the past one woman actually showed up at the race posing as a chosen participant. Due to some unforeseen circumstances, a chosen female racer could not attend and made a deal with the poser to take her place. The poser spent time in the klink. Thee klink.

My husband and I had entered our names as a team into the lottery for the Leadville 100 Mountain Bike Race. When I had received the electronic acceptance I was ....

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