Race Coverage

Heather Went to Tennessee...

HL-knox.gifBy Heather Lendway (heatherlendway.com)

Challenge Knoxville Race Report - At the beginning of this season I wasn’t planning on racing any half iron distance races but after the Lifetime series was cancelled I had to re-evaluate what I was doing.  With no Olympic distance races on the schedule after July, I could either do more draft legal racing or try some 70.3’s.  I didn’t want to plan on racing a bunch of 70.3’s without knowing if I would enjoy it so I set my sites on racing Challenge Knoxville in May.  Since I’ve been dealing with some body annoyances here and there I wanted to see how my body felt after St. Anthony before I bought my ticket to Knoxville.  After a few days of recovery I knew I would be in fine shape to race so I pulled the trigger and bought my flight and hotel for Knoxville....

WEEKEND HEADLINES...June 13-14...

nikki-and-suz.gifPhoto - Heiney and Suzie. Nicole picked up caree win #7 at Capitol City. Suzie was amateur champ at Copper Creek

 

- PAYNE & HEINEY ROCK AT CAP CITY - WORDS & PICS ON TUESDAY - RESULTS

- LENDWAY AND FOX GO 1-2 AT IOWA'S COPPER CREEK TRIATHLON - RESULTS

- MANKATO'S KRISTIN GUSTAFSON WINS EAU CLAIRE TRI ON JUNE - RESULTS

- WIPPLER & NICOLE TRIUMPH AT LAKES TO PINES XIII - WORDS AND PICS TO FOLLOW - RESULTS

- MANKATO'S TOBY HENKELS NIPS MULTIPLE CHAMP DAVID HOLDEN AT FAIRMONT OLYMPIC - RESULTS

Two Win Weekend For O'Connor....

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PIGMAN SPRINT - David Thompson is closing in on career victory number-100, a milestone he could, health permitting, reach before the 2015 season is over. On Sunday, he picked up victory number-94 at Pigman Sprint....

Dylan Dominates & Nelson Repeats...

dylan.gifBUFFALO OLYMPIC – We predicted that Elaine Nelson would repeat as champion at Buffalo Olympic and the lean Duluthian complied.

What we didn’t predict was how hard it would be for her to win. She had to overtake Kortney Haag, who had a huge lead coming out of T2. Unfortunately, Haag’s run split was far from what she had hoped it would be. She was overtaken by the former collegiate runner after mile five of the 10K.

In the end, only 17 seconds separated the two national level triathletes. FYI, the win was the 12th of Nelson’s career and second in three starts thus far in 2015. If her racing volume is sufficient this season—she typically races less frequently than the other top women—we would be surprised if she didn’t receive a TOY nomination....

Minnesota: America's Du Capitol...

nate-and-bennett.gifPhoto - Minnesota men swept the Standard Distance podium. Nate Hoffman (L) placed 3rd. Bennett Isabella (R) took 2nd.

 

DUATHLON NATIONALS - Matt Payne had planned to do only three dus this season, all of which he's already completed. It appears that his performances in those three races, two major wins and a second, could garner him his second straight US Duathlete of the Year award. Perhaps sealing the deal was his masterful victory at Du National last Saturday. In doing so, he became one of a few athletes in the history of the sport to have won back-to-back national championships....

Heavily Caffeinated Guy Wins New Bri Again...

Linda-sch.gifPhoto - Linda Schievelbein, 51, flexing after she rocked a 6th place woman's finish last Saturday at New Bri. Have you met Linda? She's a totally cool person.

8th Annual NEW BRI TRI - Devon Palmer collected his 2nd win three starts this season on Saturday at Long Lake Regional Park. His time--1:00:33--was two minutes faster than his last effort here, a victorious 1:02:47 in 2010 and, relatively speaking (because course distances get tweaked often), is probaby the fastest men's clocking in race history. A super effort on a windy day for the heavily caffeinated 28-year-old.

Devon's margin of victory over runner-up Jeff Grebner, who is much older and taller than Palmer, was substantial: 4:53. Greb's 1:05 was a great masters time, though, and Jeff went on to WIN the Buffalo Sprint the next day. Great double for the Greb-Monster.

A guy from Wisconsin--Jason Johnson--grabbed 3rd place in the men's race....

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