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Minnesota's 1st AquaBike & The Wilderman...

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Press Release - The event, the Wilderman, is scheduled to take place on August 2nd in the Rendezvous region of North East North Dakota, outside of Walhalla.  It will be the first time since 2006 that an off road event of this distance has been held.  

Up to 250 participants will attempt to complete the 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile mountain bike ride (mix of gravel, double...

Points, Discounts, Premes & Other Cool Stuff...

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We found this exciting news item on Steve Stenzel's cool site (examiner.com) and are anxious to share it with you.

 

Get ready for an amazing summer of first-class racing. Compete in Minnesota's trifecta of triathlon for just $267 - a $50 savings. Registration is now open. If you sign up and race the Life Time Tri Minnesota Series, you'll also receive a personalized MN Series jacket, a set race number across all three events, and a VIP experience that includes special check-in, the opportunity to rack with fellow Series competitors, along with a few race-ready goodies....

Du Nationals Coming to St. Paul....

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Saint Paul, Minn., has been selected to host the 2014 and 2015 USA Triathlon Duathlon National Championships, the organization announced today. The 2014 event is slated for July 19.....

More MMA Stuff...

trinightMinnesota Multisport Awards - The nominees for all but two of the MMA categories--Long Course Athlete of the Year and Performance of the Year--have been officially announced, albeit in chunks. The male Triathlete of the Year candidates, for instance, were announced on October 2, while the female Most Improved nominees were revealed back on September 26, etc. For obvious reasons, the nominees in the final two categories were scheduled to be announced after the Hawaiian Ironman. To be more precise, those nominees will be tomorrow. Our fingers are crossed...

How to Watch the Ironman World Championships...

macca-finish.gifBy Bethany Mavis (triathlon.competitor.com)

Want to follow the Ironman World Championship ..... this Saturday? Here’s what you need to know.

The exclusive live coverage will be on Ironman.com, and will be hosted by former Ironman world champion Greg Welch, and pro triathletes Michael Lovato and Matt Lieto. The live coverage will begin on Saturday, Oct. 12 at 6:00 a.m. HST (that’s 9:00 a.m. on the West Coast and 12 noon on the East....

Kona Was a Bonus...& State Pride...

Diane-and-daughter.gifBy Diane Hankee

What do I hope to experience in Kona?  Well… the triathlon or the Hula dancing? 

I have raced some great courses this year and doing Kona will be the icing on the cake.  After riding Ironman Texas with my bike seat detached, crooked and wedged against the seat post, I am hoping that a flat tire will be the worst that will happen in Kona.  In TX I rode 65 miles with my seat in this condition and I debated if it would have been better to ditch the seat entirely.  I didn’t want the day to end so I went with it.  Thankfully the course was flat but the train tracks and bumps were numbing.  My husband warned me in TX not to adjust my seat before the race.  It was so painful that it resulted in a great bike split.  However, going through water stops was like riding a unicycle and the distraction and pain lead to nutrition issues and a bad race.  I felt horrible...

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