Race Previews

Liberty Preve - Part I....

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LIBERTY XIV PREVIEW - PART I - The first long course race on the Minnesota calendar is Liberty, the 13th edition of which will happen on June 10, along with its companion Oympic race, which wil celebrate it's 14th anniversary....

Podium-Bound Minnesotans...

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A few days ago we peeked at the registration list for the inaugural IRONMAN 70.3 WISCONSIN in Madison. We almost wet ourselves. Though 2349 athletes are enrolled, we think there is an excellent chance that the women's podium will consist of two Minnesotans and a former Minnesotan who remains an honorary Land 'o 10,000 Laker....

Minnesotans Set to Rock in Pigland...

kris_tilt.pnglogo_pig.pngPIGMAN PREVIEW - For several reasons, Minnesota athletes continue to support the Pigman, Iowa's premier sprint triathlon. First, of course, is because it has been an awesome event for a quarter of a century.

Another, it was founded by John Snitko, arguably the best race timer in the business, who for decades has elevated many of our state's best races--Heart of the Lakes, Timberman, Apple etc.--with his state-of-the-art services.

Minnesota athletes have always excelled at Pigman, and several of them are returning for Sunday's race. Women's course-record holder HEATHER LENDWAY hopes to lower the amazing course record she set in 2014, and take home the Equalizer bonus in the process....

The Usual Suspects...Not Necessarily...UPDATED....

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BUFFALO PREVIEW II - Last week we posted a general preview of this race. Today, we are looking at the fields so that we can make some predictions. Let's start with the Sprint race....

Suzie Loves Kids...

kids_track.pngED. Last Sunday afternoon, we received an email from one of our favorite people in the world: SUZIE FOX. Here's what she wrote:

Hi MTN Guys!

So great to see you today at, LOVED that women's field at GW, I was hoping to get a chance to ask you in person this morning if you would be able to run a little blurb about registration for my summer youth triathlon club through minnetonka public schools on MTN sometime this week if you need a story or have a slow day coming up, even anytime this month or super early June? We start June 12. If that is okay I can send you a quick paragraph and the live sign up link.

Thanks so much for your consideration! - Suzie

We told Suzie we'd be glad to spread the word, so she sent us a blurb and some art:  ...

The Race With a Statue...

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BUFFALO TRIATHLON - Minnesota's outdoor triathlon season is fast approaching, and we are giddy with excitement.

First up is the New Bri Tri on June 3, followed a day later by a race that triathlete RICK ABRAHAMSON, a great hairy-faced guy (photo below) who kinda looks like Harry Shearer's Derek Smalls' persona in "Spinal Tap," forthrightly claims has one of the two most outstanding venues  in Minnesota: The Buffalo Triathlon. (The other super-venue is Brewhouse's new home at Island Lake.)

We agree with Rick that Sturges Park appears to have been designed with triathlon in mind. If you've ever raced, or spectated, or volunteered there, you'll doubtlessly agree. It's  both a great place to race, and to watch a race....

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