Race Coverage

Doing it Their Own Way....

Hot-Dogs_GWDu.gifGEAR WEST DUATHLON COVERAGE - Pre-race faves Matt Payne and Suzie Fox lived up to expectations on Sunday at the 24th Gear West Duathlon, which was contested in uncharacteristically perfect conditions. (Temps were near 70, the sky was cloudless and wind wasn't an issue.) But they accomplished their victories in different ways.

Payne, who would record his 42nd multisport win, showed why he is a two-time US Duathlete of the Year. He led from the get-go and steadily built his lead until his final margin of victory was 2:41. It was his first race of the year and he admitted that "It hurt like hell!"

Payne is now a three-time GWD champ...

"The Game of Chase"....

Ruth-TN.gifBy Ruth Brennan Morrey (from Facebook)

Chattanooga 70.3 Race Report - A beautiful day in Chattanooga! I absolutely love this place.
Unfortunately, I didn't earn an opera singer escort today. I was out of the water in 21st place, and biked/ran my way to 8th place in a field dominated by fast runners. Let me tell you, it is HARD to run down runners. I tried with all of my might!
Swim: Non-wetsuit for pros and minimal current in the river swim (closed dam). The swim course also went upstream for the first 350m which all together, yielded typical swim times by all athletes.
Transition: Was exiting T1 with my bike when I realized I still had my swim skin around my hips. Had to run the bike back and chuck it near my spot. I've always been baffled by how that could possibly happen to athletes (until today). (Forgot to tell you that AC :)).  ...

Weekend Race Capsules...

suzie-shadows.gifGEAR WEST DUATHLON - Perfect weather--68 degrees, negligible wind-- greeted the 230ish participants this morning. 2015 Minnesota Triathletes and Duathletes of the Year Matt Payne and Suzie Fox (photo) repeated as champions and five AG records were lowered. Between them, Matt and Suzie have amassed 76 multisport wins. Race coverage and photography on Tuesday. - RESULTS

(Photo by Matt McCoy)

 

5th Annual ESPRIT DE SHE DUATHLON - Fast masters claimed the Top 4 spots at this year's run-bike-run: 1. Jennifer Fitzharris-Funk, 41 - 1:04:20, 2. Jody Quesnell, 49 - 1:05:24, 3. Anne Grabowski, 49 - 1:06:48, 4. Tracy Serreyn, 52 - 1:07:09, 5.Kelly Heltemes, 38 - 1:09:23. The event boasted 581 finishers. RESULTS ....   

Gwen Wins & Other Stuff...

1280px-Sagrada_Familia_01.gif- YOKOHAMA WTS

American Gwen Jorgensen (St. Paul, MN) claimed the win at Saturday’s ITU World Triathlon Series Yokohama race (her fourth straight at this event), with Ashleigh Gentle (AUS) and Ai Ueda (JPN) earning the other two podium spots. With no other Americans finishing on the podium, Katie Zaferes will likely earn the final spot on the women’s U.S. Olympic triathlon team thanks to her ranking in the USA Triathlon Objective Rankings System—Gwen Jorgensen and Sarah True earned the first two spots at last year’s Rio Test Event....

 

"At Least it Didn't Snow"....

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OAKDALE DUATHLON XIV - "Holy buckets!" Mike Buenting exclaimed, then added with equal exuberance, "I can't feel my fingers!" He had just finished 2nd at yesterday's Oakdale Du and his frozen, gnarled hands were useless. Like many of the 136 folks who braved the frosty conditions (temps in 30s with wind chill knocking it back into the 20s), Mike had lost valuable time in transition trying to snap (T1) then unsnap (T2) his helmet....

Wade's Words...

wade-c-run.gifBy Wade Cruser

Cinco Du Mayo Race Report - I will start this race report with an apology. Why you ask? Well, because this is my first official race report and I've done everything in my power to avoid long form writing since college. I am very proud of that streak and while I would prefer to keep it running, I have been asked to write about the Cinco Du Mayo Duathlon. Streak dead. If this was for anyone else I would politely decline, but it's for MTN and they have been nothing but nice to me. MTN also does an excellent job of promoting triathlon in Minnesota and is a great resource for triathletes. I appreciate all of their kind words and if I have to break my streak to return the favor, then I will.  Now, back to that apology.  I just want to apologize in advance for what might turn out to be a boring read and may result in spontaneous naps. I do, however, want to be clear though, I am not opposed to naps.  Well now that’s done, let's do this. 

My first idea for this write up is to talk a bit about the day before. So, if you're still reading this, then you'll now learn that I am typing this Friday nightwhile sitting in an ice bath. Now, for a few things mixing around in my head. ...

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