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2016 National Championship Schedule...

2016-CHAMPS.gifCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Triathlon today announced the dates and locations for nearly all the events that will comprise the 2016 USA Triathlon National Championships schedule, allowing top amateur multisport athletes to compete for national titles, and in some cases world championship team spots, at high-level events across the country.

The season begins on Jan. 31 in St. Paul, Minnesota, with the Winter Triathlon National Championships, held in conjunction with the King Boreas Winter Triathlon, and ends Nov. 13 with the Long Course Triathlon and Aquabike National Championships, which will take place in Miami, Florida, as part of the MiamiMan Triathlon.

USA Triathlon Collegiate Club National Championships will return to Clemson, South Carolina, on April 22-23. The event will feature a different course from last year, with collegiate athletes representing an estimated 120-plus clubs competing for the overall title based on points earned in three championship races: a 750-meter swim, ...

Iron Mom in Kona...

ruther-kona.gifED. Here is some great coverage that Ruth Brennan Morrey received from Channel 6 in Rochester. It contains some awesome video. Please check it out. And check back here--the post above--through the day, starting in the early afternoon, as we follow RBM's progress at today's Ironman World Championships, Triathlon's Super Bowl.

 

(ABC 6 NEWS) - Ruth Brennan Morrey is a Rochester native who has been a professional Ironman triathlete for three years. She is just days away from the toughest race of her life against the best athletes in the world, never once placing preparation in front of her faith or family....

A Reason to Get Another Bike...

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By Lisa Lendway

Now that triathlon season is over, I have transitioned into my offseason training plan. Riding, running (barely), a little hopping and plenty of beer. So, cyclocross…

Virtual Du...

froghopcourselogo.gifThe FROG HOP is a “virtual race” in a run-bike-run format in Douglas, MN.  The “virtual” part comes in because this will be set up as a race you can complete anytime you want during the set time-frame. This is one last chance to get in a low-key race before the snow comes. But, more importantly, this is an opportunity to raise funds to help the Minellis, a local family whose daughter was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor (DIPG). Carin and Mario have been providing care for their daughter round the clock and we wanted to do something to show our support. We will be donating 100% of the proceeds to the family to help with expenses.

You can complete both the bike and the runs as an individual or find a friend to team up with you.  Can’t find a friend to do the part you don’t want to do?  Let us know and we’ll hook you up with a cyclist or runner for your team.  The race is open to all ages.

Complete your race any time between 18 September and 27 September.  TriRochester will have some volunteers out to watch your bike while you run and to provide some snacks on...

Milestones on the Horizon...

sq-lake-logo.gif16th & 15th SQUARE LAKE TRIATHLONS - The 16th annual Square Lake Short Course Triathlon will take place at picturesque Square Lake next Saturday. The 15th edition of the Square Lake Long Course (almost half IM) will happen at the same wonderful venue on Sunday.

We've looked at early reg. lists and aren't ready to predict winners in the LC event, though we do expect to see a podium finish for WADE CRUSER, who is enjoying a breakout season and is one of the many guys that are being considered for a Most Improved nomination....

Nate is a HOOT!

emy-biking.gif4th Annual BLAINE TRIATHLON PREVIEW - This race was moved from its May date because May is an "iffy" triathlon month. Few lakes are swimmable in May.

The move to September 12 seemed pretty dang smart, until you took a closer look. Sure, it shared the weekend with the long-standing Square Lake races, but the Minnesota multisport community can easily handle two events on the same weekend, especially after all those 5-8-race weekends during June, July and August.

Right?

Yeah, but let's not forget that Blaine (and Square Lake) share the weekend with Ironman Wisconsin, which draws lots of Minnesota participants. More damaging to our local races, though, is the fact that IMOO draws THOUSANDS on Minnesota triathletes who attend the race as spectators and enthusiastic supporters of their Minnesota peers. That's probably what hurts most....

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