Race Previews

It Is About The BIke...

logoBy Dan Empfield (For Slowtwitch.com)

Life Time Fitness is known for its high profile Minneapolis-based race, and its national series of the same name, featuring the Race to the Toyota Cup. All are staged over the very safe and traditional Olympic distance.

Not so Leadman Tri. Life Time Fitness owner Bahram Akradi (photo below) is one of a handful of top CEOs whose outlier athletic pursuits mirror their stratospheric positions in business. Martin Franklin, Jarden Corporation's chairman and chief executive (Coleman, K2, Oster, Marmot, Penn, Shakespeare, Rawlings, Volkl, and on and on) is a confirmed Ultramanner....

More Cool Beans...



NEW for 2011! The Life Time Minneapolis Triathlon will be hosting the North American Junior Triathlon Invitational

Is The Equalizer Back?

logoBy Darin Wieneke

The rumor on the street is that the EQUALIZER format will be back for the professional race at this year

Scotty's Quest...

bibED. - We recently received this letter from Scott Penticoff, who is one of the coolest and most admirable people we know. He is also a total philanthropist. Or as the great and powerful Wizard of Oz himself would say:

The Athlete in Her Roared Back...


ED. - The 27th edition of the Morris Tinman, the first outdoor tri on the Minnesota calendar, is only a few weeks away. April 30, to be exact. Have you signed up yet?

On a recent visit to the event's WEBSITE, we came across a story that was too darn cool not to share. It's about a totally awesome woman named Megan Webster, who is pictured here with Colin Stemper, one of her three sons.

Posted by Chris Butler, UMM sports information director on Thursday, Apr. 29, 2010

Under gray and windy skies, Megan Webster of Richfield, finished the 2010 Tinman Triathlon in 2 hours, 19 minutes and 46 seconds.

It is, perhaps, not extraordinary that she won the female division with her time....

Sumptuous Repasts...


By Darin Wieneke

The Zagat guide has been called

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