Race Coverage

Fat & Febrile...

bonnie-birkie.gifBy Bonnie Hillwalker
 

This month I caught a fever. Not spring fever, a viral fever, or even Saturday night fever. A much deeper fever.

1973 was a great year. I was miticulously focused on the next horse my Barbie should ride. Should it be the black stallion? How about the thoroughbred, or even the Belgian? So many awesome choices! Horses were my everything. I left the skateboarding, Frisbee throwing and especially the skiing for somebody else. That makes sense for a little girl growing up in Newport Beach, California where snow was just something I saw in pretty, glass globes at Christmas time. My parents did not ski, my friends could barely even spell skiing, so when I finally did hit the slopes ten years later, let's just say that thankfully the man who's back I used as a crash pad on the intermediate slope, following my first semi-successful run down the beginner's slope, did not end up in the hospital. He ended up in the chalet. Without saying a word, he walked slouched

Y-Tri-ing...

indoor-tri-run-heat-2.giflogo-brainer.gifHey MTN Guys, 

The 2014 Y-Indoor Tri is a 3 race indoor series taking place at the Brainerd Family YMCA. The first race took place back on February 2nd with all the participants swimming for 10 minutes, riding for 30 minutes, and running for 20 minutes in a sprint distance format.

The results for the first race are below:

A BIG shout out to our Indoor Tri finishers this morning! Ten minute swim, 30 minute cycle and 20 minute run...they all went the distance! Congratulations to all of the amazing finishers! Thank you for participating! ....

Pharmie's Let Herself Go...

anurag-jain.gifYWCA Indoor Tri #3 - Lotsa cool stuff happened last weekend at the YWCA Indoor Tri. Sixty-three finishers. Bob Thompson and Anne Grabowski repeated as overall winners in the Mega Sprint. Leslie Stanaway was the shortest and smiliest finisher in the overall Top 4 of the Sprint. And Anurag Jain, who placed 4th in the Mega, had the coolest name in the entire event. We're not sure how to pronounce it.

We looked up Anurag Jain on Facebook and learned that he is a guy, and that he's from Dehli, India. We also know that's he's been to Mount Rushmore (photo L) and Duluth, likes tennis, Robin Williams, nan and Chicken Tikka Masala....

Former Salukis & Taylor Swift Lookalikes...

crista.gifED. Here's some perfunctory coverage of a couple of indoor triathlons.

LIFE TIME - EDEN PRAIRIE INDOOR (March 9) - The guy who won this event is named Marty Wyland. There's a guy by that name on Facebook, but we're not 100% sure if it's the guy who won the tri, but we think it is. If we're right, we know that he's a former "Saluki," i.e. that he attended Southern Illinois University, and he likes Twinkies alot. He's a computer guy and has a lot of hair. At age 55, he rocked a 13th place overall finish at One Last Tri last fall.

Marty placed 5th at this event last year.

The fastest woman at LTF-EP was Crista Bartholomew. Crista is one of the totally attractive women in the photo (L). We don't know which one. The girl on the left looks a little like Jennifer Lawrence, don't you think? The girl on the right looks like a slightly older version of Taylor Swift...

Gwen Rocks Mooloolaba...

GWENN-WIN.gifUSAT Press Release

Mooloolaba, Australia — Gwen Jorgensen and Katie Hursey ran to first- and second-place finishes for the United States on Saturday at the 2014 ITU World Cup opener.

Jorgensen (St. Paul, Minn.), who finished fourth in the ITU World Triathlon Series rankings in 2013, clinched her victory in 59 minutes, 55 seconds on the 750-meter ...

The Indoor Experience

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Producers of more indoor triathlons than any other institution in the US, Life Time Fitness has staged three of the thirteen such events that will take place in Minnesota LTF clubs this year. Their Plymouth club's race was on February 23. Their Fridley and Lakeville clubs conducted indoor swim-trainer-treadmill events on March 2.

Here's some stuff about those cool events...

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