Race Previews

COLT Stuff...

 

COLT-LOGO.gifRace Preview - The 12th annual Chain of Lakes Triathlon will be staged in Alex on Saturday. A guy asked us if we could name the winners of all 11 prior editions of COLT and we said we could.We didn't tell the guy that we had to peek at our notes....

Rhodes Scholars & Shiny Blue Dresses...

mike-and-dog.gifRace Preview - The Take the Hill Tri will celebrate its 7th anniversary on Saturday. Starting and finishing on the Gustavus Adophus campus in St. Peter, the event's proceeds benefit "Insulindependence," which is designed to unite, expand and support the active diabetes community.

Because the MTN Guys are totally into out state's tri history, we decided to share some Take the Hill's chronology. Here are the winners dating back to 2009. The event launched in '08, but we were unable to unearth those results.

TAKE THE HILL TRIATHLON - 500yd Pool Swim - 12.5 mile bike - 3.3. mile run

2013 - Nick De Leeuw - 1:02:42 & Lauren Slagel - 1:17:21

2012 - Paul Mollett - 1:06:41 & Lauren Slagel - 1:16:34

2011 - Connor Ziegler - 1:03:33 & Lauren Slagel - 1:15:12 - Race Record ...

Taco Saturday...

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Race Preview - The 7th annual Cinco Du Mayo Long Course Duathlon (5K - 20M -5K) will happen next Saturday at beautiful Square Lake northwest of Stillwater. Contested concurrently will be the 5th edition of Cinco's Short Course (2m - 10m - 2m). Early registration pace suggests that these great events will draw a combined 300-400 participants, and we hope that you are among those who will be on hand....

"Juno" & Retro Shorts...

bette.gifRace Preview - The 30th edition of the Morris Tinman will take place next Saturday. The 1k-30k-10k event is our state's annual outdoor tri kickoff event and we hope it has a record turnout.

The race actually started 31 years ago but the 2008 edition had to be cancelled due to a 14-inch snowdump on the eve of the event. According to Weather Underground the conditions for next Saturday's race will not include snow and temps should be in the low 50s.

Last year's Tinman was won by Ryan DeYounge of Fergus Falls, and Apple Valley's Bette Rowley. Do you know them? We only know them by their race results, so in order to learn more about them, we visited their Facebook pages. We discovered that in addition to being fine athletes, they appear to be very cool  people.

Bette has great taste in movies. We know this because she likes many of the same movies that the MTN Guys like. One of her faves is "Juno," which, in our opinion, was the awesomest movie of 2007....

Falls Du Turns Six...

devon-leading.gifRace Preview - The 6th annual Falls Duathlon is on Saturday. Are you signed up yet? If not, link HERE.

This is a great event in a cool place and we recommend it highly.

Here is some event history, featuring the winners and the Race Record holders in the Overall, Junior (19U), Masters (40-59M, 40-54W) and Grand Masters (60+M, 55+W) categories:  ...

Hobbits in the Shire...

steve-and-devon.gifBy Devon Palmer (palmertri.wordpress.com)

Season Opener

We’re only a week away from the season! I’m kicking off at the Falls Duathlon. If you’re looking for a fun and low key local race to get your season started, look no further. After that it is all about the Gear West Duathlon. My best friend Steve Stenzel and I (photo L) had a pretty intense competition in the relay event last year but this year I’m racing solo. Wishing Steve the best of luck! If you don’t know Steve you should get to know him. If you see a brightly-colored speedo-clad hobbit at a race, that’s Steve. Go up and say hi. Tell him how cool he looks. Tell him he must be the most athletic hobbit in the Shire. Tell him I sent you. Gosh we’re great friends....

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