Whatever it Takes...
Thursday, 11 August 2016 23:10
By Aimee Berg (usatriathlon.org)
Gwen Jorgensen knew it. She just didn't want to believe it.
So she shouted to a rider with a better view.
“Do I have a flat?”
“Are you sure? You need to be sure!” she urged.
“Yes! You have a flat.”
So, roughly 40 minutes into her Olympic debut, she stopped, ejected her rear wheel, and swapped it for another while a half-dozen people passed her. She would later discover that a tiny piece of glass had split her tire....
"I Learned Some Valuable Lessons"...
Wednesday, 10 August 2016 23:10
By Erin Klegstad (sweetsweatlike.com)
Toughman Race Report - I went into Toughman Minnesota 70.3 with a fair amount of mental and physical stress. I won’t go into detail about the mental stress other than to say that I think it dulled my mental edge a bit. And, as for the physical stress, well… though the few days leading up to the race were chill, the weekend prior consisted of both a long run on Saturday and a pretty wicked 90-mile ride + t-run that ended at 9p Sunday night. That’s the first and last time that happens! ...
Totally Crazy Weekend!
Wednesday, 10 August 2016 01:10
MINI-PREVES - The most insanely busy racing weekend of the entire season is almost here. Next Saturday and Sunday, a total of SIX adult triathlons will be staged in Minnesota.
Don't believe us?
On Saturday, northern MInnesota communities will host the Northwoods (Nevis) and Rainy Lake (International Falls) triathlons...
Records Tumble at Big Lake...
Tuesday, 09 August 2016 23:10
GRANITEMAN CLEARWATER - Mercurial Wade Cruser collected his fourth win of the season at Big Lake Sprint last Sunday. He was fast, too. A 1:01:49. He probably didn't know that Marcus Stromberg's 2010 race record was only one second faster. Had he had this info, he may have been able to drop another second or two along the way.
In any case, Wade's effort was remarkable.
Also remarkable was the fact that he was able to stay ahead of eventiual runner-up Casey Miller, who has been hot lately. Casey had posted three consecutive Ws in the weeks leading up to Big Lake.
As he did at the Clearwater, the second of the three race Graniteman Series that culminates at Big Lake, 45-year-old former scrummer Greg Dummer placed 3rd overall.
The Big Lake Olympic Tri, in its sophomore year, was won handily by David Holden, whose 2:00:52 bettered the 2015 CR by 2:53, and Kelly Trom, who also CRed. Her time was a goodie: 2:16:48....
Daniel's Minnesota Debut...
Monday, 08 August 2016 06:10
WASECA SPRINT - Our state's newest pro, Daniel Bretscher, raced for the first time on MInnesota soil last Saturday at the 8th annual Waseca Sprint.
The transplanted Hoosier-turned-Iowan-now-Loon-Stater, who resides in Northfield where his wife coaches track at St. Olaf College, covered the new sprint route--the swim and bike were lengthened--in 1:10:38. Very solid. Coming off an extended injury--Waseca was his first multisport race of the 2016 season--the amiable former US Athlete of the Year (2007) and 2014 Ironman Wisconsin winner, was pleased with his effort.
Finishing 2nd was the men's amateur winner Brooks Grossinger (1:11:27), who now has at least 28 multisport victories on his career scorecard....
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