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Triathlon Legs Are Good...

legslegslegsED. We filched this motivating story and images from Craig Alexander's Facebook page.

A new study called, "Chronic Exercise Preserves Lean Muscle Mass in Masters Athletes," which you can read HERE graphically illustrates what happens to your muscles (with and without) the type of regular and beneficial exercise that the sport of triathlon provides....

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.

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