Race Previews

Minnesota's Original Destination Triathlon...

TIMBERMAN XXXII - Minnesota's original Destination Triathlon will celebrate its 32nd anniversary on July 9. If you're not registered yet, we encourage you to do so at your earliest opportunity. This event is truly special.

Belief & Mantras....

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By Mike Buenting (TeamUSA.org)

BELIEVE! That is a word as a coach I preach to my athletes and to myself. Believe in your training, believe in your ability, and believe you are strong enough to accomplish whatever goals you set for yourself....

Tom Petty Was Right....

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LAKE WACONIA PREVIEW - The LWT, one of America's awesomest sprint tris, will happen next Sunday and we want to encourage those who haven't signed up yet to do so at their earliest convenience. In case you didn't know, there are no multisport races in Minnesota on the weekend of July 2-3, so, if you want to get in a race before July 9-10, when your choices include Timberman, Minneapolis, Graniteman Clearwater and Elysian, then you need to register for the LWT.  Online reg. closes on Friday at 11:59 PM. Walk-up registration will be available on race morning ...

"A Perfect Course For Beginners"...

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By rochestermn.com/outdoor

When the airhorns sound at 8 a.m. on Sunday, June 19 at Foster-Arend Park, it’s not because you’re about to hear a reggaeton banger or experience a tornado, it’s because the Rochesterfest Triathlon, presented by Toyota and organized by Final Stretch, is going down.

Competitors in this time-honored Rochesterfest race will compete in one of two classes – sprint or Olympic. The sprint course consists of a quarter-mile swim, a 10-mile bike and ...

An Addictive Experience...

steve-gun-show.gifLAKE MINNETONKA TRIATHLON XIII Preview - Few tris and dus are immune to trends. Most races have endured reduced attendances for the last four or five years. Those events remain on the calendar because they're optimistic that the sport will experience a resurgence in the near future. We're optimist, too.

A couple of races, however, appear to be basically immune to downward trends. One is Northwoods. Another is the Lake Minnetonka Triathlon.

What elevates the LMT in this comparison is the fact that its enrollment ceiling (600) is twice as high as Northwoods. Sure, neither race fills as quickly as it used to, but both consistently get their numbers....

Preview & Race News

RF-logo.gifROCHESTERFEST VIII - Great weather is forecast for the Rochester area next Sunday and event producers are intent on providing a great racing experience for the expected 300+ athletes. We highly recommend this event and encourage those who are on the fence about registering to lean to the sign up side.

Because it's fun to predict stuff, we are going to share some prognosticatory musings. Based on the entrant list we were sent, we think that the Top 3 men in the Olympic race will be: 1. Patrick Parish, 2. Kris Spoth, 3. Kevin O'Connor. All three of these guys have victories under their competitive belts this year. (Kevin is a two-time RochesterFest amateur champ.) 

We are confident that Kortney Haag will prevail in the women's competition. She's healthy and fit, and her victorious performance at Buffalo (2:10:08) two weeks ago portends a great year for the 37-year-old former Minnesota Rookie of the Year (2008) and Most Improved (2009) winner....

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