Race Coverage

Weekend Event Coverage...& Stuff...

iceman* THE ICEMAN COMETH - The 2012 Iceman Triathlon, which is really a quadrathlon--xc skiing, mountain biking, running and sledding--was staged at Lincoln Park in Grand Forks last weekend. Nearly 90 athletes participated. Unsurprisingly, ND's numero uno multisportsman and total horndog, Sean Cooley, cameth across the finish line firsteth for the dudes. Comething in firsteth for the girls was Alison Kelly who has blond hair, lives in Bismarck but grew up in West Fargo and has 366 Facebook friends. RESULTS

* Life Time - Maple Grove - The best-attended of the first three 2012 Life Time Indoor Tris was held last Sunday at LTF's Maple Grove club. Eighty one swim-bike-runners participated. Leading the way was Nick Shultz, who grew up in Cokato and likes "30 Rock" and "Bananagrams."...

Indoor Tri-ing...

cupEvent Coverage - We intended to post coverage of last Sunday's Life Time - St. Louis Park Indoor Tri on Thursday. We spent about 90 minutes writing and laying out the story then we clicked the "Save" icon, but the post didn't save!

Our computer lied!

This has happened to us a half dozen times over the last year and it makes us so angry that we could just spit! And yes, we could have written the story in a word doc first, so we wouldn't have to rewrite the dang thing, but we didn't. Our bad.

Well, a few days have passed, we've taken our meds and are ready to write the story again....

An Intimate Event...

melissaEvent Coverage - The first of this year's OptumHealth Performance Indoor Tris (Jan. 22) was an intimate event, drawing 14 participants, all of whom made friends, got a great workout and later went out for pancakes.

The second OHP event, which was staged at their Eden Prairie facility last Sunday, was even intimater. Nine people registered and seven eventually participated. Our guess is that they all enjoyed the experience even though Coach Kris, who is a total hoot!, was in San Diego doing unspecified, yet vitally important stuff.

Here are the results and some Facebooky stuff about some of the participants.

ERIC BOYUM - 500 yd swim (7:45) - 5-mile Bike (18:00) - 2 mile run (15:14) - 40:59 -

* Eric likes wine and basketball. He speaks Spanish, but not all the time. He plays golf sometimes and his favorite TV show is "South Park," which is really irreverent and funny....

Stuff About People...

melissaERICssheenaRace Coverage - The guy that MTN assigned to cover the Life Time - Chanhassen Indoor Tri last Saturday overslept on race morning. He later explained that he was watching a "24" marathon on Netflix and hoped to get to bed by 11 PM, but at 10:59 Jack Bauer got exposed to a weapon's-grade pathogen and had to be sprayed with a power washer and scrubbed with...

Robert and Catie Du Good...

boy girlPhoto L - Robert and Catiechris

Race Coverage - Last Sunday the Indoor Du at MSU was staged, appropriately and unsurprisingly, at Mankato State University. Fourteen run-bike-runners (seven dudes, seven dudettes) participated in the hour-long event.

To assert that the event was friendly and informal would be an understatement akin to suggesting that Chris Farley (photo R) used to have a slight "weight problem."

How friendly and informal was it?...

Three-Peats For Julien & Tracie...

logoRace Coverage - Julien Sein, who is a French guy, and American girl Tracie Kent, each won the Tri-U-Mah for the 3rd time on Sunday. Sein, who has been to Jamaica and doesn't like to wear ties, has won this well-attended (156 finishers) indoor tri for the third consecutive year, covering an event record 19.049 miles. For Kent, who works at Target and goes to races with a really nice guy named Louis, it was her third win in four tries. She was 2nd in her non-winning effort back in 2009. Tracie, a coffee lover, covered 14.411 miles on Sunday, which was .385 off the PR she posted in 2011....

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