Race Coverage

Happy in Hudson...

john(Photo - It may look like John Heinlein is strangling that dog, but he's really not.)

St. Croix Valley Triathlons - Doug Boehm, whose last name is simply pronounced "Bome," though it looks like there should be more sound or syllables, smiles a lot. Almost all the time, in fact. For him, life is good, filled with the blessings of great friendships, a wonderful family and having been born a chronically happy guy.

Just when it seemed that his life could not get any better, it did.

Last Saturday, Doug and his 12-year-old tri-newbie son Blake raced at the 12th annual St. Croix Valley Sprint Triathlon in Hudson (photo below R). There was something perfect about that morning, and it just got perfecter and perfecter as the day went on....

Getting Everything to Click...

dan(Nick Morales / Trijuice.com Photo - This shot is sooooo cool that we're posting it twice; a smallish version here and a humongoid version on the next page.)

ED. In case you haven't seen this story that appeared on the Hy Vee 5150 Championships website....

Des Moines, IA - 9/2/2012 - Adam Webber says he

News! Breaking Like the Wind...Updated...Updated Again...And Again...

carHy Vee 5150 EA Championship - According to an unassailable source, Devon Palmer, Dan Hedgecock just WON the Elite Amateur title at Hy Vee 5150 Total Global Championships in Des Moines this morning, for which he'll receive a little car, which is cool, though the vehicle is not big enough to carry his bike and gear, much less, Claire, who now has to find her own way back to The Cities, and schlep Hedge's bike and gear with her. A minor inconvenience.

Dan's win, combined with his victories at St. Anthony's, Life Time - Minneapolis and amateur title at Chisago Half IM, plus his 3rd at Nationals, probably makes him the frontrunner for the 2012 USAT Athlete of the Year award....

Rockin ' & Rollin' in Alex...

duHARVEST DUATHLON II - Records fell, and fell hard; skinning their metaphoric kneecaps and bleeding with profusiosity. Okay, that was a little much....

Hanging Out in Hudson...

logoSt. Croix Valley Triathlons XII featured great racing under perfect conditions, in addition to the event's signature post-race "pig out."

In the Sprint, Matt Payne racked up his 19th career win, becoming only the second athlete, with Becky Youngberg, to have won at both distances in this annual classic. And Payne's time was wicked fast. He shared the Top Step with a fatigued Veronica Bond, who raced at Ironman Canada six days earlier....

Small Races are Fun....

cindy(Photo - The taller girl is Cindy's friend. The shorter girl is Cindy.)

Outland Challenge Triathlon - Have you ever heard of the Outland Challenge?

Neither had we, but triathlete / Physical Therapist Extraordinaire Cindy Schalfmann, who has a 17-year-old son who plays and referees soccer and just got his first car and has a girlfriend, insists that such a race exists, claiming that it isn't far from her ancestral hometown of Canby, Minnesota, which she claims is close to the South Dakota border. Supposedly, the race is on the SD side of said border.

We like Cindy a lot, thus we assume that she isn't lying.

Here's her race report:

It was a small race of just under 100 participants I believe including those on teams but last year I think there were only around 50 individual triathletes.....

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