Race Coverage

Minnesota's Multisporter Marathoners...

elieen-b.gif2016 BOSTON MARATHON - A gazillion Minnesotans ran the oldest and most venerated marathon in the world last Monday. A significant percentage of them are, or were, triathletes. For grins, the MTN Guys scoured the list of finishers for the names of the Minnesota multisporters we recognized. We stopped at 4:30, the finishing time, not the time of day, because our fingers were all tapped out. Here are those athletes and their clockings.

Triathletes, if your name is not on this list, please use the COMMENT feature at the bottom of the page to let us know.

Congrats to all the Minnesotans who ran in Beantown on April 18.

 

- OMAR AWAD, 47, Shoreview - 2:59:56

- CHERI BATES, 44, Sauk Rapids - 4:14:46 ...

Fighting Negative Thoughts....

jess-miami.gifBy Jessica Rossing (JessicaRossing.com)

Life Time Tri - South Beach - Another season has officially kicked off and another race is in the books.

I always love Miami because of its flare and energy. It's a great time to get away from winter and feel the warmth of the sun again.

I love this race because it's a great way to get back at it after the off season and helps you figure out where you are in your training.

We had great conditions. It was overcast and cool. So overcast that the race started about 15-20 minutes late due to such little sunlight over the ocean. The day before it had been over 90 degrees so this cloudy cool day was very welcomed....

Dani V Wins Texas 70.3!

"dani-V-wetsuit.gifV" FOR VSETECKA - 2015 Minnesota Rookie of the Year DANI VSETECKA (pronounced "sheh-tesk-kah") proved yesterday that she may be even specialer than most had assumed. So special, in fact, that like fellow Rochesterarian Ruth Brennan Morrey, and St. Paul's Heather Lendway, her amateur career may be a brief one. Don't be surprised if she is the next Minnesotan to procure a pro license

Here's what Dani did yesterday at Texas 70.3 in Galveston: She took the women's amateur title in a time of 4:34:46. Not bad for only the fifth race of her career. It was also her 3rd half IM victory in as many starts and a PR for the distance by 6:38. Dani has won four of the five multis she's entered thus far.

Next, her margin of victory at Texas was thick--8:16!--over decorated amateur Kelly O'Mara of San Raphael, California. If that name sounds familiar, it's probably  because she placed 2nd behind East Gull Lake's Michelle Andres at Ironman Wisconsin last fall....

Appetite For Victory...

gwen-eat.gifED. In case you haven't read Triathlete.com's coverage of Gwen Jorgensen's victory in New Zealand, here it is. It's good stuff.

The second round of the ITU World Cup circuit threw up another round of outstanding sprint racing which saw Richard Murray (RSA) repeat and Gwen Jorgensen (USA) continue her unbeaten run. Both have had confident starts to the 2016 season and Rio Olympic build up and today executed perfectly timed performances to claim wins at New Plymouth.

 

Women’s Recap
The American megastar Gwen Jorgensen continued her domination on top of the podium with another impressive performance, winning the 2016 ITU World Cup in New Plymouth and getting her racing season and Olympic build up off to a confident start....

Gwen Again...Dan & Jess Rock, too....

Post-images-Partners-1.gifLIFE TIME TRI - SOUTH BEACH TRIATHLON - A pair of Minnesotans rocked socks in the "International Premier Division," i.e. pro and elite amateur, in Miami's thongiest district yesterday. Burnsvillian Dan Arlandson, 40, placed 6th overall / 4th amateur / 1st master in the men's race. He was also 4th (amateur) here in 2014. Jess Rossing, 30, of Duluth, finished 4th in the women's contest. She placed 7th here in  2015RESULTS

 

GWEN AGAIN - In 2012, St. Paul's Gwen Jorgensen placed 38th out of fifty participants at the London Women's Olympic Triathlon. This year she's favored to WIN, or at least podium, at the Rio Games....

Chasing "Mystery Kid"....

MIKIE-RUN.gifED. On Tuesday, MTN posted stuff about Mike Ward, highlighting the fact that he is a tri star on the rise. In addition to his multisport success, he is also a blogger (mikeward.com), dog lover, beer maker, winter hiker/survivalist and ultramarathoner. Posted here is his Wild Duluth 50K race report. Enjoy. (Photo by Shane Olson)

By Mike Ward (mikeward.cool)

Race Day: Saturday, October 17, 2015 – 8am

Time for the pain. The Superior Hiking Trail brings the pain every time. It isn’t very runable, so why not try to run 31 miles as fast you can on it? I love this very fun race, though, and couldn’t resist registering for it to defend my title....

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