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mattWednesday, August 28, 2013

Lots O' Updates

By Matthew Payne (matthew-payne.blogspot.com)

'Sup internet? Long time, no updates. What have I been up to? Hell, what haven't I been up to. I feel like I've been running in 5 different directions at once for the last several weeks.

Lake Waconia Tri

First up is the Lake Waconia Tri. This has always been one of my favorite races, but even more so the last couple years because they hang up a super sexy banner of yours truly....

Saturday Results...

mikey - ST. CROIX VALLEY OLYMPIC & SPRINT - The 13th running of this annual classic was highlighted by David Holden's third consecutive Olympic win and Matt Payne's obliteration of the Sprint course record , plus a bunch of other exciting stuff. Matt and his wife "T-Pain" have a son named Mikey (photo L) who is above average in every way.

Story and photos on Tuesday. RESULTS

- MTN will post a like to HARVEST DUATHLON results as soon as they are available.

Sausage Toes & Pleasant Surprises...

ang and diane(Photo - Dave, Angie and Sausage Toes.)

By Diane Hankee

Ironman Louisville Race Report- The weekend started fast when I drove Angie Schmidt's car through a toll booth without stopping. To my defense there was rain and construction and there are not tolls where I am from. There were points while I was driving her new car through Chicago when she had her eyes covered.

The race was hell, but it was hell for everyone, so an even playing field. The swim was fast and fun. The bike I took easy because I was determined not to overheat. This year, they only had 5 tires blow up from heat the day before during the mandatory bike check in, previous years there has been 100+.

On the bike in the steep out-and-back there was a crash leading to a pile up, and a couple more bike crashes throughout the day. The run was hot and flat, boring, seem to take forever. I was on mile 9 or so, when the first...

New Home for One Last Tri...

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Thanks Final Stretch...

venueSt. Croix Valley Olympic & Sprint Preview - It's hard to believe that these races started almost a decade and a half ago. (Thirteen years, to be exact.) It was in 2001 when Final Stretch decided to expand the scope of their running event production business to include multisport races. Since then, FS has produced more tris an dus than any Minnesota race management company. Though we don't have the exact count, it appears that Final Stretch has staged at least 70 multis on Minnesota and western Wisconsin soil.

Thanks Final Stretch.

Time to share some history. The SCVT's Sprint race has endured since 2001. The Olympic race was added in 2003. Here are the overall and non-open-class records for both events. You'll note than most of the CRs have stood for a long time....

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