Race Coverage

Racing For Lips....

dktWednesday, June 15, 2011 (filched from thompsontri.blogspot.com)

Top Ten Reasons to do Trinona Next Year

I think Trinona is my new favorite race, displacing Escape from Alcatraz.

10. Adhesize bike numbers: No tape or pins required. White numbers on black background was unique too.

9. They have race T-Shirts that my wife will actually let me wear outside the house.

8. Winona is only a 2 hour 20 min scenic drive from the Twin Cities...

Wile E. vs. Beep Beep...

alex/mattBy Alex Hooke


For the second year in a row, I kicked off my multisport season with Trinona. Coming into the race I was less confident of my fitness level with a few less miles in my legs and a few more numbers on the bathroom scale than last year at this time. With a stacked field including DKT, Matt Payne, Sam Janicki, Nathan White, and Patrick Davis (all proven speedsters), my plan was to take the swim out hard, try to hang with the other racers, and not be too hard on myself if the pace was too rich for my blood.

Pre-Race: I arrived to a highly organized race site. My pre-race routine went smoothly thanks to nice weather, plenty of space, knowledgeable volunteers, and plentiful port-o-potties (with hand washing stations!). It was fun to catch up with some of the racers I hadn't seen since last season....

Manitou XXII Stories...

milesCOOL THINGS THAT HAPPENED AT MANITOU...

The World According to Baz...

baz(Photo - Aussie director, screenwriter, producer, Baz Luhrmann. Ever hear of him? Didn't think so. But Darin has.)

Everyone Was Free to Wear Sunscreen at Liberty

By Darin Wieneke

Liberty Coverage - I am sitting here writing this race recap after applying pure aloe vera gel to my sunburned back for the third time. Ouch. If I would have just remembered the lyrics from the popular graduation song

The Julester Is Hooked!....Updated...

Julie(Facebook Photo - Former cheap wine drinker and occasional pot smoker, The Julester, lost her tri-virginity at Trinona this morning. And she is totally unashamed! FYI, we may have made totally up the part about her being a party girl.)

* Trinona Sprint - In a race preview we posted last Thursday (LINK), we predicted that tri-newby Julie, aka "The Julester," would get totally hooked on the tri lifestyle when she crossed the finish line at Trinona Sprint.trinona Moments ago the former alleged semi-Party Girl told us that our prediction was correct! She's hooked and can't wait to enter another race.

Here's how she did: She finished 247th overall (554 entrants), 7th 45-49W. Her splits: 14:04 swim / 43:12 Bike (15.3 mph) / 29:13 Run (9:45 pace).

Congrats Julester! And MTN love goes out to all those who lost their tri-virginity at Trinona this morning. Trinona Sprint RESULTS...Much more stuff on the next page...

Michelle Andres is a Silly Goose....

silly goose(Gear West Du Photo - Silly goose, Michelle Andres doing that T2 thing. Probably a Denny Johnson pic. Or perhaps a Sarah Stenzel shot.)

Liberty Triathlon - Dan Arlandson popped a 4:13:22 this morning at the 5th annual Liberty Half in the bucolic western suburbs of the Twin Cities. His closest challenger, the insanely likable Todd Landgraff, crossed fourteen minutes later. Chicago-based Austrian, Edward (pronounced "Ed-Vard") Gadient, filled out the guy's Top 3. He is probably very likable, too.

The ever-amazing and totally tan and ripped Jan Guenther was the first woman to cross the finish line. It appeared that she had just won her fifth half IM since turning 40 in 2000. Her time was 4:57:05. A moment later Michelle Andres finished in an apparent 4:58.

But not so!

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