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Historical Stuff About G-Man...

GRANITEMAN CLEARWATER PREVIEW - The Graniteman, a popular sprint triathlon, was launched in Rockville back in 2004, where it remained until 2009. In 2010, it relocated to its current venue in Clearwater, which makes it more accessible to athletes from The Cities. In 2015, it added a Olympic distance race.

The popularity of Graniteman Clearwater convinced organizers to create a Series, which originally included G-Man races in St. Cloud, and a terrific venue in Big Lake. The St. Cloud race was short-lived due to inherent logistical and political issues. It was replaced by the iconic Buffalo Triathlon, which is now produced under the Graniteman umbrella.

The 2016 Graniteman Clearwater events will take place on July 10, and registration is open. It expects to serve between 350 and 400 athletes this year....

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....

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