Race Coverage

A Hard Place to Leave...

Matt(Photo - Frightfully good looking ex-Marine, Matt Radneicki turned in the best performance of his young multi career in Walker last Saturday, setting a Peacekeepers Course Record in the process.)

Chase the Police Triathlon - A clear summer sunrise on vast Leech Lake can make you wonder if a more beautiful place is even possible. And it is on the western shore of Walker Bay, a portion of Leech that dwarfs most of Minnesota's signature 10,000+, that he Chase the Police Triathlon begins and ends.

The unique format allows not only cops, but fire fighters and past and present military personnel, to launch in the first wave, thus allowing the non-protectors and servers to chase them down. It's a cool deal....

Return of "The Thing" ...

diane(Photo - An un-medicated Diane Hankee goofing off with one of her many children.)

Race Coverage - Like most non-Canadians, Canadians occasionally misplace

Dan's Words...& His Quest For a Tiny Car...

dan(Photo - As it turns out, the guy in the photo is NOT Dan Hedgecock, BUT he has a similar mustache.)

Chisago Lakes Half Iron Recap:

By Dan Hedgecock (danhedgecock.blogspot.com)

Monday, July 23

The race yesterday at Chisago was very long, and I got lucky again this year with mild temperatures and cloud cover for most of the race. Gloria West is the race director, and through Midwest Sports Events puts on a full line of triathlons and running races throughout the year. As a poor person I think I really appreciate Gloria's race because it doesn't cost me an arm and a leg. I was looking into doing the Boulder 70.3 race around this time, but just couldn't stomach the almost $300 entry fee. This weekend I got to race a full half with all the support I could need...

Yemeni Arabic & Belligerent Buttcheeks...

enochWASECA 1/3 & SPRINT IV - Diane Hankee was totally awesome on this dank, cool morning in friendly Waseca. So were the brothers Cooley, Sean and Jake. And John Heinlein III. And Enoch Elliot (photo L). And Beth Guck. And Tammy O'Connor. And a guy who promised himself years ago that if he ever won his division in a triathlon, he'd quit the sport and learn how to speak "Ta'izzi-Adeni," the Arabic dialect spoken by most of the people in Yemen, and at least six guys in the United Arab Emirates. His name is Rick Gauger; he lives in Waseca; and we may have embellished the part about his desire to speak Yemeni Arabic. Rick is rethinking his promise and may, henceforth, dispense with promising altogether. There's no way he is going to give up triathlon. Especially now that he has rocked an AG win in his own backyard and the guys at PJ's Tavern on South State Street said that they ...

Drummers & Tall Chicks...

missyHOOT LAKE TRIATHLON- 192 guys and gals crossed the finish line of the umpteenth annual Hoot Lake Triathlon in Fungus Falls this morning. Okay, it's actually "Fergus Falls," but Angie Hop, who won there last year but did Waseca 1/3 instead this season (and rocked!), prefers it's affectionate eukaryotic sobriquet.

The event was won by Ryan Deyounge of Worthington, who may or may not be the drummer for Christian rock band "Mainstay," who supposedly sound a little like the "Goo Goo Dolls," and Missy Heilman (photo L), who likes red cocktails, "Daughtry" (Who doesn't?) and "The Biggest Loser." According to runner-up Cindy Schlafmann, a world....

Saturday Stuff...

jennyCHASE THE POLICE TRI III - Groovy race this morning in Walker. Lots of awesome performances and rewritten divisional records on a morning that was perfect for such stuff. Sean Kaneski and Jenny Wilcox (YndeCam photo L), who recorded her 15th career multi win, led the way.

2010 CTP champ Leanne Bronson was totally rocking and rolling when a bad thing rendered her bike un-rideable. She smiled, shrugged her shoulders and had a beer. She'll rock socks at Brewhouse next week. A 70-year-iold lady named Vera made her tri debut, as did her son and teenage granddaughter.. It was soooo cool.

More words and some great images on Tuesday. RESULTS

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