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Liberty Preve - Part I....

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LIBERTY XIV PREVIEW - PART I - The first long course race on the Minnesota calendar is Liberty, the 13th edition of which will happen on June 10, along with its companion Oympic race, which wil celebrate it's 14th anniversary....

Podium-Bound Minnesotans...

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A few days ago we peeked at the registration list for the inaugural IRONMAN 70.3 WISCONSIN in Madison. We almost wet ourselves. Though 2349 athletes are enrolled, we think there is an excellent chance that the women's podium will consist of two Minnesotans and a former Minnesotan who remains an honorary Land 'o 10,000 Laker....

Minnesotans Set to Rock in Pigland...

kris_tilt.pnglogo_pig.pngPIGMAN PREVIEW - For several reasons, Minnesota athletes continue to support the Pigman, Iowa's premier sprint triathlon. First, of course, is because it has been an awesome event for a quarter of a century.

Another, it was founded by John Snitko, arguably the best race timer in the business, who for decades has elevated many of our state's best races--Heart of the Lakes, Timberman, Apple etc.--with his state-of-the-art services.

Minnesota athletes have always excelled at Pigman, and several of them are returning for Sunday's race. Women's course-record holder HEATHER LENDWAY hopes to lower the amazing course record she set in 2014, and take home the Equalizer bonus in the process....

The Usual Suspects...Not Necessarily...UPDATED....

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BUFFALO PREVIEW II - Last week we posted a general preview of this race. Today, we are looking at the fields so that we can make some predictions. Let's start with the Sprint race....

Agreeing With Thomas....

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Photo (L-R) - Hanna, Diane and Dani.

APPLE DUATHLON - WADE CRUSER became the first St. Cloud area athlete since the mid-90s to win the Apple Duathlon, which is arguably our country's most competitive run-bike-run, with the possible exception of Du Nationals. 2016 Du Master of the Year THOMAS WOODS used the expression "pointy end" to convey that at the front of the race the fields at Apple are superior to Nationals.

It's hard to disagree with Tom.

What it took for Cruser to win yesterday were the fastest men's splits in all three segments, which resulted in a 1:21:48, the 4th fastest amateur men's time in the fourteen years that the current course had been utilized....

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