The Epic-est Battle...
Monday, 07 July 2014 07:00
13th Annual MINNEAPOLIS TRIATHLON - Elite Amateur Women - In 2011, Massachusetts' Catherine Sterling set the women's Elite Amateur course record at the Minneapolis Triathlon. Her time, 2:10:52, should go down hard on Saturday.
Our guess is that it will take a 2:07 to win the women's EA title at the 13th annual Life Time Tri - Minneapolis. Why? Because the two women that are currently redefining the amateur standards for American female triathletes will be facing each other.
We're talking about defending USAT National Champion Heather Lendway of St. Paul (photo L), and Dani Fischer, who grew up in Rochester, played collegiate soccer at UW-Madison and now resides in Wausau, Wisconsin.
Lendway was runner-up for USAT Athlete of the Year in 2013 and she is even faster this year, a season in which she is undefeated in five starts with an average margin of victory of 9:42!...
Stuff About Tritonkids....
Saturday, 05 July 2014 00:10
TritonKids is a youth triathlon event brought to you by Triton Events and Med City Aquatics. This year's event will take place at the Rochester REC Center on August 2 and will offer a unique, safe and challenging event for kids ages 6-17. The swim will take place in the safe environment of the REC Center's swimming pool while the bike and run will transition onto West River Pkwy. The race is a USAT sanctioned event and will be chip timed. All athletes will receive a cool race t-shirt, goodie bag and finishers medal. Awards will be given to top 3 male and female finishers in each age group. Food and refreshments will be provided for all athletes.
Age Groups & Distances
-Ages 6-8 (50 meter swim, 2 mile bike, 500 yard run)
-Ages 9-11 (150 meter swim, 4 mile bike, 1 mile run)....
Thursday, 03 July 2014 00:10
ED. Just got an email from Nate at Timberman. Registration closes on Saturday, at midnight we suppose. That would be Saturday-to-Sunday midnight, not Friday-to-Saturday midnight. Act quickly if you want to get into this 30-year-old classic event. WEBSITE.
Z-TRI PREVIEW - Brendon O’Flanagan, who has an awesome son, Cal (photo L), won two tris in 2013 en route to a Most Improved nomination. We think that he’ll win at least three races this year, the next of which, we predict, will take place tomorrow—July 4--at majestic Pokegema Lake south of Grand Rapids. The event is the 3rd annual Z-Tri and it perpetuates the legacy of Uncle Randy’s (Frontrunnerusa) Freedom Triathlon, an Independence Day tri that enjoyed a short but sweet history at West Park in White Bear Lake.....
Payne Seeks 2nd BOUS Title...
Thursday, 19 June 2014 00:10
BEST OF THE US - On Sunday, the new "open-to-all" Capitol City Triathlon will also host the 2014 BOUS Championship. Staged at Lake Phalen in St. Paul, both events promise to be outstanding, excellent in every way.
Both races will be somewhat more "intimate" than was originally hoped. Sharing the weekend schedule with SEVEN other multisport races, all of which will be more intimate than they wanted to be, and all of which are worthy of your entry fee, made this inevitable.
But races don't need to large to be great. They don't need to be be large to be exciting and significant....
Capitol City Course Report...
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 02:20
By Jeremy Sartain
I checked out the Capitol City (and BOUS) bike course today, Tuesday June 17th. It is in FANTASTIC shape and is scheduled for sweeping by the city in one area where construction has occurred at Johnson and Phalen. There are no significant potholes or other hazards. The police have confirmed their positions and we have solidified volunteers in their positions to assure a safe and fast bike course.
The lead lifeguard at Lake Phalen was testing the water when I went by. It is in great shape in regards to not showing anything gross living in the water. The City of Saint Paul has worked very hard the past few years to create appropriate foliage around the lake to...
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 00:10
ROCHESTERFEST OLYMPIC & SPRINT - We hope that these excellent races, the pride of the Rochester community, get a giant enrollment bump this week. Heck, we hope that happens to all of the weekend's events.
PREDICTIONS: We think that Chap Achen, who is coming off a great Masters Record-setting effort at Trinona, will win the men's Olympic title. We think that either Julie Hull or Bridget McCoy will share the Winner's Circle with him.
We're anxious to see how fast Chris Lam, now 17, goes in the Sprint. He won last year. He's very talented and the MMA Selectors wish he'd race more often. Yes, we think he'll repeat as champion. WEBSITE
MANITOU SPRINT TRIATHLON - Based on the registration list we saw, we believe that 2013 Most Improved award winner Brian Sames will collect his 8th career win. Ukranian transplant Lydia Novotny hasn't won a multi since early July in 2012. We think that will...
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