Helping A Do-Gooder Do More Good Stuff...
Saturday, 07 May 2011 02:30
By Darin Wieneke
By Your Side
With triathlon season at our feet, it is appropriate to consider the season's race goals and steps to achieve them. For 23 year-old Macalester College student, Terence Steinberg,that goal is clear: train smart, race hard at Ironman Wisconsin, and qualify for Kona. In his first Ironman in Louisville last August, he placed 136th overall, and missed his age group's roll-down by one slot. This year he hopes the outcome will be better. But as spring rolls into summer, Terence isn't focused on training. Instead, he's preparing to lead a team of EMTs, paramedics and firefighters in an innovative project called A Tu Lado. This June and July, he and his partners will train emergency medical responders to raise the bar of pre-hospital care in Caracas, Venezuela. A Tu Lado will not only empower the population to treat medical emergencies, it will also create new economic opportunities for the nation's youth. Terence says that expanding access to emergency medical education is one of his greatest draws in life, one whose significance overshadows any triathlon....
A Preview, An Update, Help Wanted & A Race Report...
Friday, 06 May 2011 03:00
Race Preview - Record attendance will be on hand for Saturday's Take the Hill Triathlon in St. Peter, where, according to the city's website, "...History and Progress Meet." Cool slogan.
Formerly the Gustie Triathlon, the event reached its 150 participant enrollment ceiling and will not be accepting race-day registration. A glance at the start list has us suspecting that last week's UMM-Tinman winner, Jose Rosales-Yepez, should win easily and Micah Turman, whose wife Abby is totally preggers, and the effervescent Randy Quaid lookalike Paul Mollett should capture the remaining podium spots. Turman was expecting to race at COLT, but opted for Take the Hill because it's closer to home just in case the fetus inhabiting Abigail's tummy decides to try life on the outside. Mollett was ...
Amazing Tradition & Energy...
Thursday, 05 May 2011 03:00
(Photo - Darin with pacified daughter, Kaia--isn't she cute!--after the race.)
Wishing Boston Many More Birthdays!
By Darin Wieneke
The Boston Marathon celebrated its 115th birthday on April 18 in spectacular fashion. The spirit and energy of the day was towering from Hopkinton to Boylston Street. Mother Nature even blessed the historic day with pristine weather. With the ideal conditions, the race participants honored the race with record-breaking performances, including a new men
Lots of Cool Stuff in No Particular Order...MORE UPDATES..
Wednesday, 04 May 2011 03:00
* MTN asked Jenny Wilcox (Photo above R - with husband Woodrow) to comment on her un-Jenny-like performance--32nd woman / 9th 35-39--at Duathlon Nationals in Tucson, Arizona, last weekend. Now somewhat tan, Wilcox sent us these words:...
Existentialism & Hard & Soft Shell Tacos...
Tuesday, 03 May 2011 04:30
Race Preview - There are lotsa of groovy reasons to race, starting with the existential benefits. To quote the famous triathlete philosopher, Michellie Descartes, "I race, therefore I am." If you're a triathlete, you know whereof she speaks.
And there are the social benefits. What better way to enjoy a weekend than to go to a pastoral lake and hang out with hundreds of like-minded individuals in excessively tight, and occasionally skimpy, clothing?...
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