Race Coverage

Birth of a Classic...

swim(All great photos displayed herein were provided by photo paragons, Paul Phillips and gimpy Kerry Yndestad)

TwinCities Tri Coverage - Paul's and Kerry's photos are stunning. Not just visually arresting, but transportative, as well! Okay, transportative is not a real word, but you know what we're going for here. We're sure that if 30 Rock's Tina Fey were shown those digital photo albums, she doubtlessly would have wanted, as we totally did, to "go to there."

PLEASE check out at the photos on OptumHealth Performance's and TCTri Director Kris Swarthout's Facebook pages (Paul's competitiveimage.us SHOTS and Kerry's YndeCam.com PICS) and let us know if you, like us, were sorry you weren't at this Instant Classic event last Sunday. Reading the FB comments will only intensify the pangs.

Coach Kris was positively giddy after the event. Though his babbling was unintelligible, obviously adulterated by endorphins and 151-Mojitos, his drift was clear. The future of the TwinCities Triathlon is supernova-ishly bright. What 300-or-so athletes enjoyed a few days ago, many thousands will enjoy the years to come. A four-figure field should be expected in 2012. By 2013, triathletes from all over the country will be clamoring to get in....

Chisago VI Stuff...

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(Photo - Unable to find shots from this year's race, we ripped off this cool shot from John Cooper's 2010 gallery. Can you tell? We also jacked the great shot of Angie Schmidt that appears on page 2. We hope it's okay with John and Gloria.)

Urquiola, Thompson, Hull and O

Northland Racing Stuff...

gregBy Laura Heglund (Newshopper.com)

Tri For a Cause Coverage - Greg Rhodes, 31 (photo L), was the first place winner of the inaugural triathlon fundraiser, Tri For A Cause, at the Crosby Memorial Park on July 16.

Although Rhodes lives in Bloomington, he has been a frequent visitor to Crosby since he was six years-old. His father, Dr. V. Terry Rhodes, is a practicing Otolaryngologist at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center.

Weekend Headlines...

logo- Chisago Lakes Half & Sprint VI - DKT notches his 12th career half IM victory. Long course rookies, Dan Hedgecock & Ruth Brennan Morrey, podium. O'Connor and Hull triumph in the sprint. Harvey Thorliefson smiled a lot! Darin's words and hopefully lots of photos to follow..... RESULTS

logo- Inaugural TwinCities Olympic & Sprint Triathlon - Parish and Yndestad totally Rock the Big Muddy! Career victory #17 for PP; 49 for CY. In the Sprint, Scotty Penticoff wins by three seconds over Jess Nelson, and Canadian teen Kayla Kjellman tops a podium that included 2010 Minnesota Triathlete of the Year nominee Cathy Lee and Brenda Trok. Matt Priess rounded out the men's top 3. More words and photos coming soon...RESULTS....More below...

HOLT Stories...

kortHOLT Race Report: Bad Voodoo continues

By Kortney Haag

I love this race and was looking forward to it all week long. I knew the weather was going to be warm but I thrive in the warm weather. I would much rather it be 90 degrees than 75. I also knew this was going to be good training for Pigman Long Course in August which is known to be steamy.

My swim is still not where it needs to be - especially since I didn't swim for six weeks and then I fell down the stairs a couple of weeks ago and I might have a slight crack in my rib or a rib out of place. Swimming hurts as well as taking in deep breaths. I was hoping that with the rain the lake would...

Three Girls & A Truck...

girls(Photo - Road Trip! Molly, Jen and Cindy.)

By Jen Martone

We met at Caribou five days prior to departure to review logistics, which was pretty funny and maybe a little nerve racking for me and Cindy (Blackstock) who were feeling a tad under prepared for the

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