Gruesome, But Great....
Tuesday, 14 June 2016 00:10
Liberty Half & Olympic - Sometimes, great races are contested in gruesome weather. The deluge at Lake Nokomis (Mpls Tri) in 2002 and the broiling, sweltering Superior Man in 2012, come immediately (and frighteningly) to mind....
Monday, 13 June 2016 00:10
Photo filched from Jennifer Fitzharris-Funk's FB page.
TRINONA VIII - The race was supposed to start at 6:45 AM yesterday, but had to be put off until 10. Persistent thunderstorms, replete with wind, rain and a lazer light show of lightning, forced several postponements. Along the way, a significant portion of those who showed up, decided to leave. In the end, though, 398 athletes would cross the finish. If you were there, you'd agree that it was remarkable that that many folks hung out in their cars until the weather changed its mind.
When it did, the conditions--cloudly, coolish and breezy--proved to be conducive to great performances and several records went down....
Sunday, 12 June 2016 00:10
By Mitchell Clayton (mitchellclaytontriblog.wordpress.com)
Cinco Du Mayo Race Report - This morning the gang (my dad Todd, my girlfriend Claire, but not my mom Amy this time, and I) headed out to Square Lake Park for the Cinco Du Mayo Duathlon. We all live in Forest Lake, so it was a quick 20 minute drive out into Minnesota’s rolling countryside for my third duathlon ever. We pulled into the park and I set up my transition spot and just waited around and listened to the pre-race music being played over the PA system. At about 8:10 (50 minutes until my 9:00 start time) I went to change into my Team USA tri suit. But wait… The zipper to my bag was open and my tri suit was nowhere to be seen! Panicking, I retraced my steps from the car and checked my transition spot. Nothing. So we called my mom and of course it was laying on the steps at home… Nice. My dad drove home and back to get it and I was able to change into my suit about 5 minutes before my start. Thanks dad!
Asturiasian * Adventure...
Saturday, 11 June 2016 00:10
ED. Words and pics on today's Liberty and Fairmont triathlons on Monday or Tuesday.
Liberty Results: LINK
By Matt McCoy
Greetings from Aviles.
Duathlon Worlds Race Report - I'm glad the race is done! I survived and didn't keep any cyclist around me from being able to say the same thing. I do have a bunch of stories! Overall I'm glad I was able to once again be a member of Team USA at the International Triathlon Union World Championships. I met a lot of cool people with interesting experiences and encounters. I also got to know people better that I had met and or known of before. One person in particular...too bad she lives on the other side of the country. (US west coast) We will get together later this month however so that's pretty awesome.
The race itself was an adventure. The city while having an amazingly picturesque historic district, it does have a strong industrial base. Most damaging to my...
A Plethora of Highlights...
Tuesday, 07 June 2016 00:10
BUFFAL0 TRIATHLON COVERAGE - In a race with a plethora of highlights, it's hard to know where to begin. The fact that all four overall winners (Olympic and Sprint) set course records might be a good place to start? Or the fact that a total of 16 (!) divisional marks were rewritten might be a good launching pad.....
Hanna & Hannon Headlines...
Monday, 06 June 2016 00:10
ITU DUATHLON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS - AVILES, SPAIN - Rochester's JAMES HANNON, who was named USAT Du Master of the Year HM in 2015, missed a gold medal in his AG (55-59) by a scant four seconds yesterday behind fleet-footed Dutchman Henry Dullink. Dullink needed the fastest closing run split among his divisionmates to claim the win.
Awesome race. Congratulations, Jim!
Former US Duathon National Champion / US DOY (2013) JENN SCUDIERO posted these words on her FB page concerning her experience at yesterday's Du Worlds:
Not every race can be your race and not every day can be your day. I gave it everything I had today, but it was just a tough day. I took 6th in my age category and 25th female overall. I am so thankful for the opportunity to race here and for the experience racing in Spain at the Duathlon World Championships. I wouldn’t be racing today if it were not for some super awesome people, and when I say that, I truly mean it. ....
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