Race Previews

SCVS Historical Stuff...

becky(YndeCam Photo - Three-time SCVS champ Becky Youngberg.)

Race Preview - The 11th edition of the St. Croix Valley Sprint Triathlon will take place on Sunday at Lakefront Park in Hudson, Wisconsin. Have you registered yet? SPRINT INFO

Like the SCVO, the SCVS has an auspicious history. Perhaps even auspiciouser. It is two years older, after all. Then there is the pig roast.

Check out the list of past champions and AG record holders...

WINNERS - 2010 - Nick Madrinich - 1:01:00 & Greta Simpson - 1:09:49

2009 - Kurt Becker - 1:02:37 & Sara Hermanson - 1:11:26

2008 - Jon Balabuck - 56:23 (Course Record) & Sarah Kolpin - 1:06:55

History & Roasted Swine Flesh...

scv logoRace Preview - The 9th edition of the St. Croix Valley Olympic Triathlon and the 1st annual SCV Kid's Tri will take place on Saturday at Lakefront Park in Hudson, Wisconsin. Have you registered yet? OLYMPIC INFO / KID'S TRI

The SCVO has an auspicious history, both from the competitive and gastronomic standpoints. Great racing and sublime eating. The roast pig is totally nummy.

Check out the list of past champions and AG record holders...

Daring to Tri...

mgtriMaple Grove Dare to Tri / TriStar 111 Preview - We think the name "Maik" is pronounced "Mike." Not sure, though. Maple Grove Tri co-founder/director, Lindsey Kurhajetz (pronounced "Kurr-High-etts"), who was featured in and on Triathlete Magazine's Swimsuit Issue (She was on the cover of the July issue!), thinks that the correct pronunciation is "Make." She's not sure, either.

We suspect that neither one of us is right. It's a German name and those folks talk differently than we do.

We want to pronounce the name correctly because the owner of that moniker, Maik Twelsiek, totally deserves the respect. He's one of the premier long distance triathletes in the Welt (German for "World") today and will be part of the pro field in Saturday's TriStar 111-Minnesota, an exciting European-style bike-heavy companion event to...

MosquitoMan Cancelled...

logoPress Release - Due to a couple unforeseen planning complications this year, Mosquitoman Duathlon is cancelled for 2011. Although we announce this with some disappointment, we believe that it is the correct decision to make. We continually strive to produce events that are top notch and professional in every aspect. With difficulties surrounding the bike and run courses, we simply could not put together a course that satisfied our standards of race excellence. For those of you that have already registered for the race, you will be issued a refund no later than 08/22/11. You should see the correct amount returned to your card within the next few

Lucky 13...

logo* Pigman XIII Preview - This iconic half launched in 1998 amid hot, humid and windy conditions; climatological circumstances that have been in place more often than not for the subsequent dozen executions of this event. Let's hope that Sunday's weather is different; let's hope that it resembles the perfect racing conditions that our region's athletes enjoyed last Sunday.

The inaugural Big Pig was won by former Minnesotans Jared Berg and Christie Orris, both of whom have long ago relocated to Colorado...

Europe in Minnesota....

LOGOby Alex Hooke

Have YOU signed up for the TriStar111 Race yet? You should, and here's why. (If you are signed up, here's what you can expect).

Its European

Minnesota was recently named the most "hipster" state in country. I think it

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