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mat & Julia(Photo - Julia Weisbecker and Matt Payne with their 2010 Fastest State Team--3rd place--awards.)bouse

In January 2005 MTN partner Trudy Marshall had an idea. She wanted to create a 50-state triathlon series, the amateur winners of each receiving invitations to compete head-to-head at a season-ending Championship race. Participants were scored both individually and as state teams. The series would be called the Best of the US Amateur Triathete Competition and the Championship was billed as the most competitive head-to-head amateur event in the US....

Best Transition...

logoBEST OF MINNESOTA: Transition Poll Results Are In

By Darin Wieneke

The fourth leg of triathlon can be hectic and add unnecessary minutes to your finishing time.

Triathlon's 4th Leg...

transBEST OF MINNESOTA TRIATHLONS: TRANSITION AREAS

By Darin Wieneke

Triathlon transition can be crazy and even cause some to become frantic. Organized chaos is an apt description for the 4th leg of triathlon. In order to reduce the chaotic fervor, race directors can assemble participant-friendly transition areas which would include: (a) providing ample racks for bikes; (b) having clear signage for exiting and entering the transition area; (c) providing wide lanes between bike racks; (d) ensuring fair times by having age divisions racking together and having equal in/out distances for all participants; and (e) providing comfortable and safe viewing areas for...

Too Cool To Not Do...

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There is a totally cool one-of-a-kind event (that we're aware of) on March 12. It's called the Tri Fitness Beat the Freeze Biathlon.

The event is staged at Bald Eagle Lake north of White Bear Lake and starts at a totally great time: 11 AM. It consists of running or snowshoeing or XC skiing one mile loops with Paint Ball Stations after each lap.

How outrageously cool is that!

The Beat the Freeze Bi is all about fun and participants receive a race beanie. Paint balls/guns are provided as well as great refreshments...

Your Need For Speed...

manitouMinnesota's Best Run Course...

By Darin Wieneke

Holy frijoles, the best run course poll results are in and the top vote getter might be the most blistering, breakneck and dizzying run course in all of Minnesota. That run course, garnering 51.4 percent of the votes, is of course, Manitou. The 3.1 mile out and back course..

Tri For A Cause...

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