Race Coverage

8 For Brooksie; 2 For Christel...

christelNORTHWOODS X - Brooks Grossinger won this race for an unprecedented 8th time this morning, doing so in record time (58:05). His 2012 resume also features victories at Brewhouse and Lake Minnetonka.

"Sex in the City" Meets "Tri-ing in the Tulies"....

carrieBy Angie Hop

"Twenty something girls are just fabulous until you see one with the man who broke your heart."

A Bichian Milestone....

brian(Photo - Mild-mannered Brian Bich clad in his workaday teaching uniform. On weekends, though, he dons a different kind of outfit and does superhero stuff.)

Brewhouse XXVI Coverage - A borderline frosty morning with a choppy 63-degree lake morphed into an otherwise great day for racing, unless your name was W. Harvey Skees, who suffered a race-ending leg injury early in the swim. Already bummed that it was too cold to wear his infamous "Banana Hammock," W. Harvey had hoped that he would turn in a HOLT-like effort and rob 2011 Brewhouse Short Course champ Mike Ward of a successful defense.

Alas, it was not to be, and Ward, who after the race donned a cool pair flamboyant red sunglasses, that couldn't have cost more than a dollar or two, cruised to a 2:12 victory over Pennsylvania guy, Jeff Silvernale, who was tall and...

That Inflatable is Huge!

gman(Photo - Resisting the urge to look up,

Saturday Headliney Stuff...

childLAKEFRONT DAYS - Andy Schiesl won the Lakesfront Days Triathlon this morning. It was the fourth consecutive year that he has done so. The women's title went to elite runner / 2004 Minnesota Rookie of the Year nominee, Joyce Bourassa (pronounced "Borsa"). Andy and Joyce are really, really nice people, as are most, if not all, of the event's 280 finishers.

FYI, Andy likes Lady Gaga and has at least one adorable child (photo L). RESULTS

MINNESWASKA TRIATHLON X - Sartell's Jesse Westrup and Wayzata's Megan Erlandson parlayed very fast run splits into overall victories at the 10th edition Minnewaska Triathlon in Glenwood this morning. For Westrup, it was his 2nd straight victory...

Sibling Rivalry Stuff...

chris(Photo - Chris Crocker lowered his own 40-44 course record last Sunday.)

Race Coverage - Sean and Jake turned in impressive efforts at the 2011 Waseca 1/3 IM. North Dakota's amiable Cooley boys placed 3rd and 6th in that race, which was made all the more challenging by vaporous Amazonian heat. Sean's time was 2:51:45; Jake's 2:58:17.

Last Sunday, Sean collected his 3rd career victory on Minnesota soil, winning Waseca VI, which was contested under much more hospitable conditions (60s, cloudy, intermittent mist), with a time nearly nine minutes faster than a year ago (2:42:54). Only last year's Best of the US National Champion Matt Payne (2:37:29 in 2011), Dan Cohen (2:38:25 in 2009) and 2009 US Duathlete of the Year Kevin O'Connor (2:42:37) have negotiated the 1-mile -37 mile - 8.8-mile route in brisker times....

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