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alexThe Tri Rises in the Southeast

By Alex Hooke

If you are visiting this website, you are well aware of the stellar triathlon scene in Minnesota. If you live in the Twin Cities, there is a multisport race within an hour

Dan Hedgecock is Really Really Fast...

dan(SCtimes.com's Kimm Anderson photo - Dan Hedgecock winning the 29th Apple Duathlon.)

Apple Duathlon Stuff - It was one of the most seriously anti-social performances you're likely to witness, Chrissie Wellington's IM efforts notwithstanding. Leading from mat to mat, Daniel Hedgecock was clearly not interested in matching strides or pedal strokes with his elite peers at today's Apple Duathlon. A minute ahead of the field entering T1, his lead coming out of T2 had more than doubled. He arrived at the finish line with his nearest challenger, Brooks Grossinger, four minutes in arrears. In the history of this course, only four times were faster. And each of those clockings were turned in by first-tier pro David Thompson. Hedgecock's final 1:21:31 axed a full 1:34 off

150 Calories...

aqualungBy Bonnie Clapton bonnie

"What's your name?" I asked the man dressed in an excessive amount of tattered clothing. He cracked a wicked, broken smile, bearing badly stained teeth.

"Hobo Joe." he grizzled out.

"Well then, Hobo Joe, I will see you at the finish line. Ready? One

Kev's Not Pudgy Anymore...

kevinED. - We received this letter from Kevin Derung a few days ago. It's pretty cool. FYI, Kevin is not the guy in the "Before & After" photo on the next page. We posted that shot because we thought it was cool. The "After Kevin" is the guy finishing Chisago Half (L) and standing in the ocean off the coast of Porta Vyarta (fonetic spelling), Mexico (below).

Hello MTN,

...... I love how the extreme pain in your lungs instantly disappears the minute you hand your chip in and how the plans for the next race reinvigorate your desire to get back to the grind of early morning training. There are not a lot of sports where you know you will never win yet you come back happier than last time. Many of us would love to race every weekend if we could afford the time commitment, but interestingly enough other things happen on Saturday and Sunday mornings outside of races? Our families love us aside the misunderstanding that we all love torture, and...

Apple Preview & Other Cool Stuff...

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