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Macca's Comin' To Town...

maccaMacca against all in the first U.S. TriStar111 in Minnesota

21 JUNE 2011, Monte Carlo / Monaco, Maple Grove, MN, USA.

For Immediate Release - TriStar111 Minnesota, held August 27 in Maple Grove, will feature Chris McCormack 'Macca' Ironman world champion, who will have to fight hard for the win in this race against a large group of professionals. Macca, and all pro roster athletes, will also compete to earn the pro cash purse of $10,000 (powered by URBAN Tri of Minneapolis), shared among the top ranked. This will be the first TriStar triathlon race in the United States, which will complement the "Maple Grove Triathlon: Dare to TRI" and bring the European style in triathlon organization and fun new formats to a large market.

Who dares to race with Macca? A number of professionals will face the reigning world champion Chris McCormack, thanks to a $10,000 pro cash purse distributed among the top ranked, powered by URBAN Tri. Macca will be a favored victor in the U.S. TriStar 'premiere' on August 27 in Maple Grove. Macca, who has already competed in two events this year including TriStar Nevis and...

Mary & Jeff Will Be There...

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Croixathlon Preview - Amy is kinda bummed. And on her behalf, so are we. There are six weekends during the 2011 tri/du season with five or more scheduled multis. Not only is Amy's race--the 6th annual Croixathlon--on one of those crowded weekends, it is on the one that is the most jammed....

MSCS Kick-Off...

lori & shannon(Photo - Lori Deschamps and Shannon Donley, Alaska's premier multisportswomen sprinting for the finish line at the 2009 Moose Nugget --great name!--Triathlon. Lori will be one of the favorites at RochesterFest Olympic on Sunday.)

RochesterFest Preview - Sunday's RochesterFest Olympic Triathlon is the kick-off event of the inaugural Minnesota State Championship Series and will be recognized as the Minnesota State Olympic Championship. Not surprising, the deepest field in the race's four year history will be on hand.

How strong is the field?

A glance at the registration list tells us that RFO has drawn the 2nd best men's field of the year to date. Only the Gear West Duathlon can claim to have pulled more talent. But not that much more...

Spectacular Scenery and Really Big Trophies...

jan & sarah(Photo - Sarah Mercer and Jan Guenther with their LMT mega-trophies.)lmt

Lake Minnetonka Preview - Ross Rogney is a genuinely nice guy who loves his hometown, where he's lived since birth. He also loves triathlon and triathletes and really tall, heavy trophies. Ross also loves Mexican food, but that has nothing to do with this story.

It is not surprising, therefore, that eight years ago he started a triathlon in his hometown and gave the fastest finishers really tall, heavy trophies.

The hometown in question is pastoral, New Englandy Excelsior, Minnesota, which snuggles the shorelines of three of Lake Minnetonka's most spectacular bays (Gideon, Excelsior and St. Albans). The race is appropriately named the Lake Minnetonka Triathlon and is revered in its region. It always fills early (sign-up by the previous February or you won't get in) and had won the Triathletes Choice Race of the Year award in 2009 and has been a finalist for that accolade more often than not....

The Koop...

runBy Megan Killian

Race Preview - The Kuparisaari Triathlon is gearing up for the 2nd annual half-iron distance race, to be held on August 14th, 2011. Pronounced KOO-pah-dee SAAH-ree, or for simplicity,

GREAT NEW TRIATHLON SERIES...

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