Race Previews

Kona Bound...

peterangmarc(Photos - L - R - Kona-bound triathletes, Peter Maves, Angies Schmidt and Marc "The Hawk" Malinoski.)

Ironman World Championships - Thirteen Minnesotans have accepted their qualifying slots for the 33rd Hawaiian Ironman World Championships, Triathlon's Super Bowl, which will be staged this Saturday on The Big Island.

The five Minnesota woman who will race in Kona are:

Podium Sweepage?

daviddan hpp(Photos L - R - DKT, Dan Hedgecock & Patrick Parish)

Peregrine Charities Triathlon - The 4th annual PC Olympic and Sprint Triathlon will be staged in Waterloo, Iowa, this Sunday. A record turnout will be on hand and the fields will be deeper than ever. Several of Minnesota's best multisporters will be there and we predict an Olympic podium sweep for the Loon State visitors....

Iron Girl VII Stuff...

logoRace Preview Stuff - The 7th annual Iron Girl-Bloomington Duathlon, which with 1200+ participants is America

History & Fatty Melts...

fatty MeltRace Previewy Stuff - The 6th annual Treadman Duathlon, which is expertly produced by Final Stretch, will be staged in the halcyon community of Pine Island on Saturday. Record attendance is expected and weather conditions are predicted to be hospitable. If you are a fence-straddler, let us recommend that you give this event a try. The courses and amenities are groovy and you can drive south after the race to one of the two locations of Newt

Big Numbers...

sara(Facebook Photo - A great shot of Sara Sampsell-Jones, who doesn't share her FB information with everyone. Sara is a very good triathlete and she'll be racing at OLT this weekend.)

One Last Tri Preview - In 2010 the 5th edition of One Last Tri drew a record 230 participants. Sunday's race could field almost THREE TIMES that many folks.

No kidding.

Almost 550 triathletes have already enrolled and we'd be surprised the ranks didn't swell by another 100 bodies by gun time.


Because the word is finally out: One Last Tri is a totally cool event! It has a great venue and courses, a celebratory atmosphere and a comfortable, low-key vibe....

Square Lake Half Stuff...

dan(YndeCam Photo - Dan Arlandson winning Liberty.)

Square Lake Long Course Semi-Preview - This year's MMAs will feature a new award category: Long Course Athlete of the Year. To receive consideration for a nomination, one must have turned in at least two elite LC (half IM, 111 and longer) performances this season.

What is an elite level performance?

To illustrate, let's peek at Dan Arlandson's 2011 LC resume. He won the Liberty Half in 4:13:09, the 2nd fastest time in the history of the event. He then won Full Vineman in northern Californian in a course record / PR / Performance of the Year nomination-worthy 9:04:07. These efforts are, in our opinion, elite level. ...

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