Epic Promises Kept...
Saturday, 09 May 2015 06:10
OOPS! "Dave's Gift" linked here by mistake. Here is the correct LINK.
Steve Stenzel Photo - Fast Girls (R - L) - Diane Hankee, Suzie Fox, Nicole "Heiney" Heininger and Jenn Scudiero.
OAKDALE DUATHLON - Last Thursday, Suzie Fox posted these words on Facebook:
"Excited for a big battle with my Gear West teammate Diane Hankee on Saturday @ the Oakdale Duathlon! Our best times on this course are only 7 seconds apart & our best times on another course (Falls Duathlon) are only 2 seconds different...hoping for multiple lead changes, a sprint finish in either order, & a shiny new PR for us both! Not sure who else is racing but there is still time to join the party! Weather looks perfect for one of my all time favorite MN courses, come join us!" ...
"A Few Things I would Have Done Differently...
Wednesday, 06 May 2015 00:10
OOPS! A "Payne-Ful Day in St. Paul" linked to the wrong story. Here's the correct LINK
Photo - Guess who was first out of the water?
By Heather Lendway (heatherlendway.com)
Wednesday night after a quick spin Patrick and I worked on taking my bike apart for the trip. This was only the second time I’d be flying with a bike and a first with my new tri bike. The bike packing went fairly smooth although I did have to phone a friend (Jared) at Gear West Bike & Tri to make sure I was taking the bike apart in the most efficient way. I also wanted to validate that those scary creaking noises that sound like the carbon is cracking were normal, which they are.
I arrived in Florida Thursday evening with Patrick and bike in tow. We grabbed some dinner right away at my favorite: Sweet Tomatoes never ending salad bar, after which we headed to Treasure Island on the gulf where we had rented a condo with my parents for the long weekend. We unpacked, built up my bike and got to bed....
"I Kept Going"....
Tuesday, 05 May 2015 06:10
By Ruth Brennan Morrey (ruthbrennanmorrey.com)
IM 70.3 St. George - So…I raced yesterday. It hurt. That’s ok. Everyone was hurting. Ninety six degrees on one of the most difficult bike/run courses in the world, with Olympians, World Champions, Triple Crown winner, champs, champs, more champs at the North American Pro Championship race, in St. George, UT. ....
Big Hats & Avocados...And Other Stuff...
Monday, 04 May 2015 00:10
Photo - Heiney and Hadley's mom looking damn good in their Big hats.
CINCO DU MAYO - Have you ever been to Mexico? It's an awesome place. Sure, it needs paint and that drug cartel stuff isn't cool, but it has given the world some bueno cosa, which is Mexican for "Good Stuff."
Like what, you ask?
Tacos, Guacamole and Big hats, just to name a few things. Coincidentally, all of those great Mexican things were part of the Cinco Du Mayo Duathlons, which happened last Saturday at Square Lake Park. Winners of the event got a sombero, the world's coolest type of hat, a couple of avocados, a tomato, tostada chips, salsa and hot sauce, Margarita mix and a plastic Margarita glass. Sure, none of the stuff actually came from Mexico, which should to be pronounced "Meh-He-Coe," though the avocados, which are either a fruit or a vegetable (noboby knows for sure), are probably from South America, but it was definitely Mexican inspired.
So winners made out like banditos, right? Yup! ...
Nick & Ang Go Home....
Sunday, 03 May 2015 00:10
Photo - COLT XIII winners, Nick Grundman and Angie Hop. Nick is extremely tall and Ang is a HOOT! She also won here in 2013 and 2012. The win was the 8th of her multisport career. She promised to write a race report about her 2013 COLT win. We're still waiting....
By Eric Morken (echopress.com)
A couple of area graduates came back home on Saturday and won their divisions at the 2015 Chain of Lakes Triathlon that started and ended at the Discovery Middle School in Alexandria.
Osakis native Nick Grundman was the male and overall top finisher after crossing the finish line in 56 minutes, 14 seconds. Alexandria native Angela Hop came in as the top female competitor after finishing with a time of 1:11:31.....
CRs For Fox & Klonne...
Tuesday, 28 April 2015 06:10
Photo - Katie Lenglet, who is not afraid of horses, placed 2nd last Saturday at Falls Du VII.
FALLS DUATHLON – Two-hundred-plus athletes participated last Saturday at the 7th annual Falls Duathlon, the first run-bike-run on Minnesota’s multisport calendar, and a great place to knock off some of the winter rust, especially if you’re planning to race at the USAT National Duathlon Championships in St.Paul on June 6.
As expected, Devon Palmer and Suzie Fox led the way for their respective genders. For Palmer, it was his 2nd victory here. He also won in 2013, the year he set the men’s CR – 1:00:44.
Though weather conditions may have kept the men’s course best in place for another year, Suzie Fox managed to slice two-seconds off of Diane Hankee’s year-old women’s mark. An awesome effort, one that landed her in 6th place overall, but not a surprising one. With Dani Fischer out of the “amateur picture”—she got her pro license last fall—Suzie is arguably the fastest short and standard distance female duathlete in the U.S.
The victory was the 23rd of Suzie's stellar career....
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