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Waconia's Girls...

brookAs with the men, Lake Waconia's women's elite field is the deepest of the year thus far, despite the absence of Cathy Yndestad and Julie Hull, who will be doing other stuff this weekend.

Last year's podium finishers--Brook Mutzenberger (photo), Jan Guenther and Susan Williams--are back. Duplicating their 2009 placings will be difficult, however, thanks to the formidable presence of past LWT champ Marlo McGaver,...

Waconia's Guys..

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The deepest men's field of the season to date will gather on the sandy southern shoreline of Lake Waconia this Sunday. The day's fastest trio will earn invitations to represent Minnesota at the Best of the US National Championship in Mission Viejo, CA next October...

Triathlon Deluxe With Fries...

In addition to being a tremendous multisport athlete, Scott Penticoff is a totally cool guy. And burgerhonest and trustworthy, too, in case those qualities aren't covered by his total coolness.

Scott claims that Newt's--A Local Tradition Since 1980!--serves the best burger in the whole goshdarn state of Minnesota, not just Rochester, where it is located.

We trust Scott and plan to meet him and whoever else chooses to join us at Newt's after this Sunday's RochesterFest Triathlon. NEWT'S WEBSITE. Everybody's invited! Scott plans to get "The Works" burger: 3/4 pound of of beef with everything on it and a full pound of fries. We're thinking of getting "Todd's Burger," which includes several strips..

Massey Ferguson in the Transition Area...

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The 7th edition of the Lake Minnetonka Triathlon will be staged this Saturday in Excelsior. Named the 2009 Triathletes Choice Favorite Race of the Year, this event has it all. A great venue. An elephantine transition area. Great courses. Great atmosphere...

Liberty Half Stuff...

marlo & friendsHere are some images of the women's favorites at Saturday's Liberty Half. One features two-time karenLiberty champ Marlo McGaver, shown here (left) between buddies Natasha Badmann and Julie Hull, pretty good triathletes themselves, hitchhiking in Europe. The other (right) is of fellow two-time Liberty winner Karen Rosehart. In this shot, she is within a few miles a completing her trans-Lake Superior swim, which started near her hometown of Thunder Bay, Ontario and finished near Moose Dropping, Michigan...

The Girls of The Bluff...

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There will be plenty of fast girls at Trinona II, a.k.a. The Battle of the Bluff, on Sunday. Three of the most velocitous in the Olympic distance are pictured above. The woman on the right...

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