Last Race as an Amateur?
Tuesday, 30 August 2016 07:10
SUPERIOR MAN HALF IM - Since the beginning, Canada has produced some of Triathlon's premier female long distance racers. In the 80s, Sylviane and Patricia Puntous set the international LD standards. In the 90s, Lori Bowden and Heather Fuhr were Paula Newby Fraser's chief rivals in this hemisphere. Since the millennial turn, Heather Wurtele and Magali Tisseyre have helped to keep the performance bar high.
Canada's next female long distance superstar? It just might be NICOLE WALKER, and we suspect that her record-crushing victory at Superior Man last Sunday may be her last race as an amateur.
Walker, an amiable and unassuming 27-year-old Winnipegian, has proven this season that she is the fastest LD female amateur in all of North...
Cruser & Steinke Rock at Whipple...
Monday, 29 August 2016 03:10
By Mike Aulie (brainerddispatch.com)
BAXTER—After finishing second last year, 29-year-old Wade Cruser from Sauk Rapids cruised to a first-place finish with a 3:43 margin of victory in the Lakes Country Triathlon Sunday.
Winning the female division was 16-year-old cross country runner Lauren Steinke (photo) from St. Cloud Tech.
The race began at 8:30 a.m. with a quarter-mile swim in Whipple Lake, then switched to a 14-mile bike through the rolling hills hills surrounding the lakes area and ended with a flat 3.2-mile run through Baxter.
Cruser was second after the swim, 45 seconds behind Corey Kuglin of Baxter. Cruser then built a 2:22 lead after the bike segment and extended his lead to 3:43 at the finish, completing the course in 58:33....
Loons & Logs....
Sunday, 28 August 2016 23:10
So Humbling. So Good....
Saturday, 27 August 2016 23:10
By Mike Buenting (mikebuenting.wordpress.com)
USAT NAtionals Race Reports - This past weekend in Omaha, NE was the USA Triathlon National championships for the Olympic distance on Saturday, and Sprint distance on Sunday. This is a tremendous event and I enjoy being part of it every year! I also feel blessed to qualify to be part of it every year as this is one fast race filled with the best athletes in the country!
The weather this past weekend in Omaha was hot, humid, sunny and just plain tough! Carter lake is the site of the swim, and let’s say this is some of the dirtiest water I have ever swam in! water temp was 87 degrees which is wicked hot! So for me the swim was not going to be great I do much better in colder water and with my wet suit J. Regardless of the water temp we all had to deal with it and perform. The issue I had was I don’t feel as confident in my swim as I do the bike and run, and so I like...
Saturday, 27 August 2016 05:10
Collegiate men dominate the Olympic race at drizzly Weaver Lake Park this morning, and CHERYL ZITUR's first race back after kidney surgery produce her third consecutive Sprint win.
MIKE BUENTING led from the get-go in the Du. Despite the conditions, 997 athletes finished the event.
Words and pics on Tuesday. RESULTS
Mature Teen & A Pair of Hankees...
Monday, 22 August 2016 05:10
PHOTO - A pair of Randys - Uncle Randy Fulton, St. Paul Tri founder/director, and his bud, Randy Liila, enjoying a perfect morning at Lake Phalen.
ST. PAUL TRIATHLONS - In the wind and rain on Saturday at the Lake Marion Sprint, two-time Junior of the Year candidate MITCHELL CLAYTON zigged when he should have zagged. The wrong turn resulted in a DNF.
Mitchell smiled and shrugged his shoulders. Do-do happens, right?
He immediatedly decided to race the next day at the St. Paul Sprint, where he hoped, as he had at the LMT, to come away with a victory. If he did, it would be his 4th W of the 2016 season. (Yes, he appears to be a shoo-in for another JOY nomination.)
Sunday wasn't yucky. In fact, weather conditions couldn't have been more ideal. Mitchell raced his heart out, but according to the results, he didn't win, although he came very close. Just 17 seconds separated him from the...
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