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YWCA-wins-ROY.gifED. We're editing and reposting this to encourage those who haven't gotten their Tri Night '13 tickets to do so at their earliest opportunity. Also, we remind everyonw that Race of the Year voting will close on Saturday.

* What was your favorite multisport experience of 2013? Let us know by casting your vote for “Triathletes Choice Race of the Year.” To do so, click on one of the “Vote” graphics in the ad sections on the right side of the homepage.

Here are the rules:

* Voting Eligibility - Only those Minnesota tri and/or du-athletes who raced in one or more multisport events staged on Minnesota soil, or in the following border state events that draw large numbers of Minnesota participants: Croixathlon, St. Croix Valley Triathlon, Burrito Union 5 & 10-Hour Triathlons, Pigman Sprint, Pigman Half & Olympic and Outland Challenge....

Commenting on Kona's Commentary...

cindy-kona.gifKona Coverage

By Devon Palmer
Posted on October 14, 2013 by palmertri


I hope the World Triathlon Corporation starts doing high quality race coverage for all their major Ironman events. It is great to see the race unfold live with actual video on the course and commentating! Most races we are relegated to checking up on splits and the ‘live blog’ newsfeed. I have raced with Mr Matt Lieto and he is what you might call a pretty cool bro. Great to see him and Greg Welch...

Race of the Year Stuff...

ROY.gifRace of the Year - Last week we checked on the Race of the Year voting and discovered several things. First of all, voting has been brisk and is on pace to break records. Secondly, forty-two events have received votes, which suggests that, as usual, approximately half of the multisport events in our state actively encourage their participants to vote for ROY.

We also leanred that there hasn't been any more obvious cheating this year than there has been in years past. But there hasn't been any less, either.

Catching cheating is fun, and easier than you might think, but we're not going to divulge all of our policing methods here....

Going All the Way...

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Minnesota Multisport Awards - Too be leligible for the coed Long Distance Athlete of the Year award, an amateur triathlete must have turned in at least two outstanding long course--Half IM or longer--performances during the past season. For the men, only Matthew Payne was a slam dunk nominee, though Sean Cooley and Dan Arlandson also had noteworthy LD results....

Performance of the Year...The Women

HL-westuit.gifMinnesota Multisport Awards - Here are the official nominees for female Performance of the Year:

MICHELLE ANDRES - State Record 9:50:23 at Hawaiian Ironman World Championships.

EMILY KRATZ (photo below) - Amateur win @ Texas Ironman - 10:18:34

HEATHER LENDWAY (photo L) - Overall victory @ USAT Age Group Nationals (2:05:37)

HEATHER LENDWAY - Victory @ Leadman Epic-125 - Bend (Event Record)

Other performances receiving serious consideration: ...

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