Race Coverage

Apple Stuff: The Boys...

Do you remember Peter Skorseth? Handsome guy from pastoral Baldwin, Wisconsin. Looks a lot like a smilier version of actor MarkFor Apple Story Harmon. (We don't have a photo of Peter, so we inserted a shot of Harmon. Imagine Mark with teeth. That's what Peter looks like.)

If you've been racing in Minnesota for more than five years, chances are good that his name is familiar. If you are an elite tri or du-athlete, though, you should remember him well. Peter Skorseth was a GREAT multisport athlete. In 2005, he won two MMAs--Master of the Year and Most Improved--and his herculean effort that year at the Apple Duathlon earned him a Performance of the Year nomination.

Fast Juice At Apple Du

Apple JuiceThere must have been something special in the juice this morning. Records were dropping all over the place. David Thompson crushed his previous course record, notching his 60th win in the process. Cathy Yndestad had to run down a hard-charging Julie Hull for her win #41. And five amateur men broke the record set by Peter Skorseth back in 2005. Full story later, stay tuned. Results

Other Tri News

Brooke Is 2-For-2 in 2010

Madonna

(Photos: Madonna, who wasn't at the race. We don't have a picture of Brooke Larsen yet, though her dad said he'd send us some. If you squint, Brooke and Madonna look an awful lot alike. Well, they both have blonde hair. We'll post pics of Ms. Larsen when they are available. Below - Two-time LBL champ Matt Payne.)

The totally cool and well-produced Land Between the Lakes TriathlonAlbert Lea Tri Logo is the first event on our state's annual multisport calendar that features a lake swim. The temps in Fountain Lake have been sub-bath-water-ish during the first five runnings of this race. This morning, however, the water was a quasi-balmy

Doing What They Do Best

DKT & CY take Gear West Du crowns--Again.

Cool To Watch

cathy-lee-and-hubbyAssigned the task of taking splits from the transition bike in and out affords a nice view of the race especially when your partner is doing all of the work (thanks Sarah Foley!).

As always this race brings out a stellar field and is fun to see who is on their game early in the year and what new multi-sporters are joining the fray and going to be the next big names on the scene.

Here are some very basic observations between the timing splits, it

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