Dani V Wins Texas 70.3!
Sunday, 10 April 2016 06:10
"V" FOR VSETECKA - 2015 Minnesota Rookie of the Year DANI VSETECKA (pronounced "sheh-tesk-kah") proved yesterday that she may be even specialer than most had assumed. So special, in fact, that like fellow Rochesterarian Ruth Brennan Morrey, and St. Paul's Heather Lendway, her amateur career may be a brief one. Don't be surprised if she is the next Minnesotan to procure a pro license
Here's what Dani did yesterday at Texas 70.3 in Galveston: She took the women's amateur title in a time of 4:34:46. Not bad for only the fifth race of her career. It was also her 3rd half IM victory in as many starts and a PR for the distance by 6:38. Dani has won four of the five multis she's entered thus far.
Next, her margin of victory at Texas was thick--8:16!--over decorated amateur Kelly O'Mara of San Raphael, California. If that name sounds familiar, it's probably because she placed 2nd behind East Gull Lake's Michelle Andres at Ironman Wisconsin last fall....
Appetite For Victory...
Friday, 08 April 2016 00:10
ED. In case you haven't read Triathlete.com's coverage of Gwen Jorgensen's victory in New Zealand, here it is. It's good stuff.
The second round of the ITU World Cup circuit threw up another round of outstanding sprint racing which saw Richard Murray (RSA) repeat and Gwen Jorgensen (USA) continue her unbeaten run. Both have had confident starts to the 2016 season and Rio Olympic build up and today executed perfectly timed performances to claim wins at New Plymouth.
The American megastar Gwen Jorgensen continued her domination on top of the podium with another impressive performance, winning the 2016 ITU World Cup in New Plymouth and getting her racing season and Olympic build up off to a confident start....
Gwen Again...Dan & Jess Rock, too....
Sunday, 03 April 2016 06:10
LIFE TIME TRI - SOUTH BEACH TRIATHLON - A pair of Minnesotans rocked socks in the "International Premier Division," i.e. pro and elite amateur, in Miami's thongiest district yesterday. Burnsvillian Dan Arlandson, 40, placed 6th overall / 4th amateur / 1st master in the men's race. He was also 4th (amateur) here in 2014. Jess Rossing, 30, of Duluth, finished 4th in the women's contest. She placed 7th here in 2015. RESULTS
GWEN AGAIN - In 2012, St. Paul's Gwen Jorgensen placed 38th out of fifty participants at the London Women's Olympic Triathlon. This year she's favored to WIN, or at least podium, at the Rio Games....
Chasing "Mystery Kid"....
Thursday, 31 March 2016 00:10
ED. On Tuesday, MTN posted stuff about Mike Ward, highlighting the fact that he is a tri star on the rise. In addition to his multisport success, he is also a blogger (mikeward.com), dog lover, beer maker, winter hiker/survivalist and ultramarathoner. Posted here is his Wild Duluth 50K race report. Enjoy. (Photo by Shane Olson)
By Mike Ward (mikeward.cool)
Race Day: Saturday, October 17, 2015 – 8am
Time for the pain. The Superior Hiking Trail brings the pain every time. It isn’t very runable, so why not try to run 31 miles as fast you can on it? I love this very fun race, though, and couldn’t resist registering for it to defend my title....
"...It Wasn't a Good Day."
Sunday, 27 March 2016 06:10
By Dani Fischer
Ironman 70.3 Puerto Rico – Race Report
I was debating all off-season whether to get my feet wet racing in 2016 in Puerto Rico or Monterrey, Mexico. Up until about a month ago, I still hadn’t decided which race I was going to compete in. I had talked to fellow pro Heather Lendway about the possible competition that would be in attendance at either event, and learned it would be stacked either way. I considered this race as a “mini vacation” of sorts, so I ultimately decided on PR due to its tourism and ease of travel (it’s a U.S. territory).
I knew it was going to be hot and humid. I also know I’m not the best racer in those conditions. Going into the race, there was a lot of uncertainty as to how my offseason training was going to prepare me for this race, how the weather would affect me, and how my new nutrition plan would work. Everyone seemed to be confident in me. Everyone, that is, except myself. I knew a lot of variables had to come together for me to have a good day....
Glad to be Done...
Thursday, 24 March 2016 00:10
By Mitchell Hansen (sctimes.com)
ORLANDO, Fla. — Laura Knoblach made history last Friday.
The 21-year-old St. Cloud native became the youngest woman ever to finish a double triathlon, competing in Double ANVIL Ultra Triathlon at Lake Louisa State Park.
The event consists of swimming 4.8 miles, biking 224 miles and running two consecutive marathons for a total of 52.4 miles. Knoblach needed to complete it in under 36 hours.
She finished with a time of 34 hours, 20 minutes and 38 seconds.
"It was long, but went remarkably well," said Knoblach, who is a 2013 graduate of St. Cloud Christian School. "With it being a long race, I was nervous about sleep deprivation, but it wasn't a problem at all....
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