Race Coverage

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....

Home Team Rocks at Du Nationals!

PAYNE-DU-NATS.gifED. Here are results links for BUFFALO OLYMPIC, BUFFALO SPRINT and TRINONA. Words and pics coming soon.

By Usatriathlon.org

ST. PAUL, Minnesota — Amateur duathletes Matthew Payne and Kevin O’Connor earned overall standard and sprint-distance titles, respectively, while Kirsten Sass raced her way to overall wins in both distances at the 2015 USA Triathlon Duathlon National Championships, held Saturday at Harriet Island Regional Park. Patrick Parish and Ruth Brennan Morrey clinched overall wins in the elite field.....

She's Done It Again!

london-podium.gifBy Usatriathlon.org - May 31

LONDON — Gwen Jorgensen remains on track to defend her 2014 ITU World Championship title, picking up her 10th straight win in the ITU World Triathlon Series and leading a U.S. podium sweep for the second time this season.

Jorgensen (St. Paul, Minn.) used her signature run speed to claim victory in 55 minutes, 45 seconds on the 750-meter swim, 20-kilometer bike, 5-kilometer run course. Jorgensen now owns 13 WTS titles, and she has won every WTS race she has started since May 2014. Jorgensen retains the No. 1 ranking in the Columbia Threadneedle ITU World Triathlon Series Rankings with 4,000 points....

Apple By the Numbers and Letters...

33rd APPLE DUATHLON - Here's some numbers and letters about Apple XXXIII:

- Weather - Perfect. Mild. Uncharacteristically unwindy.

- Participants - 254 Finishers

- Podiums & Prize Money -

- AG Winners & CRs

- Overview

A Guy Thing...

elite-wave-start.gif2015 APPLE DUATHLON - The women's competition at last Saturday's Apple Du oozed historic epicosity. The men's race wasn't too shabby, either. An amateur CR was set, as was the bike course record.Three AG marks were rewritten as well. Here's what three-time du national champ Patrick Parish had to say:

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