Race Coverage

Going Down Hard...

SELSUN BLUE* COURSE RECORDS - Racing conditions last Sunday were ideal and overall and divisional course records fell like dandruff from the head of a teenager who's never heard of Selsun Blue. Check 'em out:

YWCA WOMEN'S TRIATHLON (See Bootsie's race report on the next page) - RESULTS

- Overall - Claire Bootsma - 1:07:25 (Previous - Lydia Novotny - 1:14:00 - 2010)

- 40-44 - Ann Snuggerud - 1:13:39 (Previous - Jamie Heying - 1:14:29 - 2010)

- 45-49 - Laura Swartz - 1:16:05 (Previous - Amy Klosterman - 1:18:20 - 2010)

- 70-74 - Judy Rykken - 2:01:56 (Previous - Judy Rykken - 2:02:07 - 2010)

GREEN LAKE OLYMPIC (.75 - 28 - 6) - RESULTS .....

Sunday Results...

logo* BOOTS ROCKS! -

Saturday Results...UPDATED...

turtleman* DKT and Tina Hjeltman (pronounced "Yelt-man") won the 28th edition of the TURTLEMAN this morning. It was the 70th career victory for Thompson. More words and photos to come...T-MAN RESULTS

* Brooks Grossinger became a 7-time NORTHWOODS TRI champ this morning. Michelle Andres won this annual north country classic for the 5th time. More to come...NORTHWOODS RESULTS

(Shoreview Post Photo - Tina Hjeltman finishing a second behind Suzie Finger. Tina, who started after Suzie in the time trial format, was the women's winner.)

SHOREVIEW POST TURTLEMAN COVERAGE...

David Thompson of St. Paul, MN took first place overall in the Turtleman Duathlon this morning in Shoreview with a total time of 1:24:21. In the womens division Tina Hjeltman of Cambridge, MN took first place with a total time of 1:44:09....

Seriously Good Race Coverage...

athletesDuluth News Photos - Becky with an oversize hat. Devon with bushy hair.

ED. Kevin Pates of the Duluth News Tribune is cool guy and one of our favorite sports journalists. His annual coverage of the Brewhouse Triathlon is always thorough and insightful. We're happy to share his excellent words on Sunday's race. Enjoy.

By Kevin Pates (Duluth News Tribune)

Becky Youngberg won a second title in two days, and Devon Palmer won his first of the season Sunday morning in the 25th Brewhouse Triathlon at the Pike Lake Auto Club Golf Course. ...

More Cool Weekend Stuff...Updated..

dktdevonMinnesota's pros turned in impressive efforts on Sunday. David Thompson (YndeCam photo L) finished 4th at the New York City Triathlon, and Devon Palmer (Yndecam photo R) was victorious at the silver anniversary edition of the Brewhouse Triathlon in Duluth. DKT had excelled in the Big Apple last year as well, finishing a very satisfying 2nd.

Thompson picked up his 69th career victory two weeks ago at Chisago Half. NYC RESULTS

Palmer covered Brewhouse's new, improved and more challenging course in 1:37:36, which delivered him to the finish line 1:02 ahead of amateur champ Jon Balabuck of Thunder Bay, Ontario. Determined not to be chased down by the fleet-flooted Canuck, Devon turned in one of the finest run splits of his career, a 29-flat for the five miler.

The triumph was career win #10 for the amiable, bushy-headed Palmer....

A Quarter Century of Great Racing...

logoewenThe 25th Brewhouse Triathlon was a totally cool event. Check out the RESULTS. Race coverage and photos will be posted on Monday morning. You should have seen Scott Ewen's seriously bodacious hairdo.

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