Saturday, 08 October 2011 10:40
Rockin' in Rockwall...
Tuesday, 04 October 2011 03:20
(Photo - PP & CY celebrating their big wins in Big D suburbs.)
Toyota US Open - Minnesotans have rocked on the national scene this season, arguably more than ever before. It started with Patrick Parish's 3rd at the Clermont Draft Legal Challenge in Florida. Then sophomore sensation Dan Hedgecock placed 4th at St. Anthony's (FL), after which he CRed at Life Time-Minneapolis Elite, and did so by the largest margin in the 10-year history of the event. He went on to podium at Nationals and place 4th against the deepest men's field of the year at Hy-Vee 5150 Championships....
Thursday, 29 September 2011 02:00
by Kortney Haag (from KortneyHaag.Blogspot.com)
Peregrine Charities Race Report - brrrr...it was a cold one!
I wasn't sure if I was going to make the trip down to Iowa since my sister's due date was the day of the race. However, I decided that since I had raced this race every year since it's start I wanted to go and support the race and the charity. The race director does an amazing job with volunteers, organization, and post race.
I like racing in the heat and it seems like it takes me forever to warm up. I knew that it was going to be a cold morning and to bring my warm weather gear. We had dinner with Hannah and David and David gave me some good advice that if I had any chance to get ahead of people I needed to bike my booty off so be warm on the bike. I decided I was going to wear my gloves and jacket no matter what!
Race morning it was about 45 degrees at the start and the water temp was about 63 degrees. I was trying out a new wetsuit ...
Iron Chicks VII...
Tuesday, 27 September 2011 03:00
(Facebook Photo - This cool shot of IG-B bronze medalist Patti Schmid-Iverson was taken at Ironman Wisconsin in 2010. It's kinda blurry 'cuz she was riding so fast.)
Race Coverage - The Duathlete of the Year nominees will be announced later this week. And there is no way that Suzie Finger's name will not be on that list.
Her 2011 du resume has been stellar. She kicked off the season with a 3rd at Gear West behind Michelle Andres and Claire Bootsma, both of whom appear doomed to receive multiple award nominations. She followed that up with a big win at Apple, Minnesota's oldest and most revered run-bike-run. Then the "Real Housewives of Orange County" and Britney-loving athlete who has like a hundred dogs, placed 2nd at Turtleman....
The Big Macs are on Boots...
Tuesday, 27 September 2011 03:00
Peregrine Charities Olympic - In a post-race interview, ubiquitous smiler Claire Bootsma laughingly claimed that she couldn't feel her feet until the final mile of the run.
She wasn't kidding.
Her frozen extremities, however, did not prevent her from winning the 4th annual edition of this great event in frosty Waterloo, Iowa, last Sunday. In fact, she won in course record time and by a cruel margin (5:07) over 2010 champ, Janet McCullough. Twas Boots' 7th victory (and 5th course record!) of the year and 10th of an amazing tri career which began only 13 months ago.
She pocketed $1000 for her efforts (2:10:02), which meant that it was her turn to buy at McDonald's.
That's how it goes. The one who wins the most money has to buy the Big Macs. (Dan can eat FOUR of those bad boys. A sominloquy sufferer, between snores he's often been heard to recite: "two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions and a sesame seed bun...")...
Monday, 26 September 2011 03:00
Photo - Megan Rocker.
Race Coverage - La Crosse, Wisconsin's Brent Sinn won the Treadman Duathlon for the 4th time last Saturday. He was also victorious there in 2009, 2008 and 2007. Sinn's margin of victory over runner-up Peter Guidinger, 49, of Winona was a greedy 3:47. Guidinger was also 2nd in this event back in 2006.
The final men's podium spot went to St. Luis Park's Chip Tabor.
Sharing the Winners Circle with Sinn was 2011 Rookie of the Year nominee Ruth Brennan Morrey, who picked up her 3rd win in five starts this season. She anchored her performance with a 21:51 split over the 3.6 mile run course, a 6:04 per mile average. Only Sinn had a faster split (21:12 / 5:54-pace)....
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