Race Coverage

CY Breaks Three...

waseca-guys.gif5th Annual WASECA TRIATHLONS - Cathy Yndestad became the first woman in the five-year history of the Waseca 1/3 (1 mile - 34 miles - 8.8 miles) to break the three hour mark. Nicole Heininger (3:02:25 in 2013) and Diane Hankee (3:04:29 in 2012) came kinda close in the past, but CY dipped under the magic mark with almost four minutes to spare. Her time was 2:56:16, placing her 4th overall and only 4:38 behind men's winner, Travis Miller of Nisswa.

The win was the 69th of Cathy's stellar multisport career, which includes four US Athlete of the Year nominations (she won the award in 2009), two AG nationals titles and podium finishes and nine MMAs.

Filling out the women's Top 3 in the 1/3 were Sarah Berger (3:20:06) and Hilary Patzer (3:20:40).

Travis Miller finished 1:40 in front of runner-up Ryan Deyounge and 3 :38 ahead of Luke Nelson....

Arlandson Returning to Kona...

lake-placid.gifIRONMAN LAKE PLACID - MTN congratulates the man who is arguably our state's "ironest" amateur Ironman, Dan Arlandson. (He's won four 140.6 races in his career.)

At Lake Placid last weekend he placed 4th overall among amateurs and earned his 5th career Kona slot. Posted times are untrustworthy do to the cancellation of one of the swim loops that affected most AGers, but not Dan. His posted time is 8:52:58, but his actual time is 9:25:14.

 

Fun Size Snickers & Pink Ninjas...

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By Mike McConkey

WALKER TRI RACE REPORT - Most of us love to go fast but realize if we speed excessively you will be chased down by one of the many law enforcement officials that patrol our roads to keep us safe.....

An Awesome Event...

Jake-cooley.gifCHISAGO LAKES HALF IX - Mild weather and deep, fit fields fueled a barrage of personal bests and even a few divisional course records on Sunday at scenic Paradise Park in Chisago City. Here are some stats that support this observation:

1. David Thompson (P - MN) - 4:03:11 - 6th Chisago win - 18th career Half IM victory.

2. Tom Gerlach (P - WI) - 4:04:08

3. Tim Hola (CO) - 4:04:27 - Amateur Course Record - Old Mark - 4:05:48 - Jon Balabuck - 2006.

4. Sean Cooley (ND) - 4:09:05 - Personal Best - Old PR - 4:14:36 - Kansas 70.3 in 2013.

5. Eric Engel (MN) - 4:11:28 - Personal Best - Old PR - 4:16:55 - Liberty '14.

6. Alex Hooke (MN) - 4:21:19

7. Paul Rockwood (WI) - 4:23:34 - Personal Best - Old PR - 4:29:55 - Duluth Tri '14.

8. Jake Cooley (ND - photo L) - 4:23:44 - Personal Best - Old PR - 4:34:29 - Superiorman '12....

Her Best Race Yet? Maybe...

swim-start-at-chisago.gifCHISAGO LAKES SPRINT - In her blog Heather Lendway stated that her course record performance at Life Time Tri - Minneapolis was her best Olympic-distance effort ever.

What was her best sprint race ever?

It HAD to have been her dominating performance at Chisago Sprint on Sunday. There she led out of the water and was second into T2 behind pro male Dan Hedgecock, who would go on to record his 27th career win. And though Hedgecock broke Devon Palmer's men's course record, he could only managed to finish 3:25 ahead of Lendway, who was never overtaken by male triathletes during the final phase, a 5K run....

Sunday Race Summaries...

sean-shicago.gifCHISAGO LAKES SPRINT - Dan Hedgecock and Heather Lendway rocked course records this morning. HL finished 2nd overall in 1:17:15, which broke pro Lauren Goss' 2012 CR by 1:45 and the amateur course best by 6:23. RESULTS

CHISAGO LAKES HALF IM - DKT won for the 6th time (in six starts) and Tim Hola of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, lowered Jon Balabuck's 2006 amateur course record.

Iowa pro Tami Ritchie won the women's half in 4:33:39. The overall women's amateur title went to Kortney Haag, who set a PR with her 4:34:23. Lots of personal bests, like Sean Cooley's 4:09:04 - 4th place overall (photo L), and divistional records were set on this coolish, windy day. Photos and more words on Tuesday. RESULTS

WASECA 1/3 - Cathy Yndestad became the first woman to break the 3-hour mark (2:56:16 - 4th overall!) at this unique event. Travis Miller  won for the dudes (2:51:38). RESULTS

 

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