Heavily Caffeinated Guy Wins New Bri Again...

Linda-sch.gifPhoto - Linda Schievelbein, 51, flexing after she rocked a 6th place woman's finish last Saturday at New Bri. Have you met Linda? She's a totally cool person.

8th Annual NEW BRI TRI - Devon Palmer collected his 2nd win three starts this season on Saturday at Long Lake Regional Park. His time--1:00:33--was two minutes faster than his last effort here, a victorious 1:02:47 in 2010 and, relatively speaking (because course distances get tweaked often), is probaby the fastest men's clocking in race history. A super effort on a windy day for the heavily caffeinated 28-year-old.

Devon's margin of victory over runner-up Jeff Grebner, who is much older and taller than Palmer, was substantial: 4:53. Greb's 1:05 was a great masters time, though, and Jeff went on to WIN the Buffalo Sprint the next day. Great double for the Greb-Monster.

A guy from Wisconsin--Jason Johnson--grabbed 3rd place in the men's race....

Home Team Rocks at Du Nationals!

PAYNE-DU-NATS.gifED. Here are results links for BUFFALO OLYMPIC, BUFFALO SPRINT and TRINONA. Words and pics coming soon.

By Usatriathlon.org

ST. PAUL, Minnesota — Amateur duathletes Matthew Payne and Kevin O’Connor earned overall standard and sprint-distance titles, respectively, while Kirsten Sass raced her way to overall wins in both distances at the 2015 USA Triathlon Duathlon National Championships, held Saturday at Harriet Island Regional Park. Patrick Parish and Ruth Brennan Morrey clinched overall wins in the elite field.....

Do Supplements Help Performance?...RACE RESULTS...

supplements.gifED.  - Minnesota men sweep Du National (Standard Distance) podium and grab two of the top three women's spots. Kevin O'Connor wins the Sprint. USAT coverage tomorrow. More words and pics on Tuesday. - RESULTS

- Devon Palmer and Sarah Mercer win convincingly at New Bri - RESULTS

By Katie Davis (usatriathlon.org)

As we near the outdoor competitive season, many athletes are thinking about their performance nutrition regimen. Some may start experimenting with powders, pills or other mysterious products that promise enhanced recovery, increased muscle gains and better energy during workouts. I love discussing supplements with my athletes because — unlike a lot of Internet outlets — my advice is 100 percent science-based, unbiased and unpaid for by any companies. Here are three things I tell my athletes that many supplement companies would not be too thrilled to hear.

1. The marketed positive outcomes of supplements is often based on theory, not proven science. ...

Great Press For Matt...

matt-nationals.gifBy Rachel Blount (startribune.com - June 3)

During an ideal week of training, Matt Payne logs 250 miles on his bicycle, 40 miles on the running trails and 15,000 yards in the swimming pool. But with most of his time already spoken for — by his wife and two young children, and a career as a mechanical engineer — Payne usually doesn’t have the luxury of devoting that many hours to preparing for triathlons and duathlons.

So the Columbia Heights resident does much of his training in a most practical manner: by riding his bike to work and to the swimming pool, and running during his lunch break. That routine has built Payne, 38, into a...

She's Done It Again!

london-podium.gifBy Usatriathlon.org - May 31

LONDON — Gwen Jorgensen remains on track to defend her 2014 ITU World Championship title, picking up her 10th straight win in the ITU World Triathlon Series and leading a U.S. podium sweep for the second time this season.

Jorgensen (St. Paul, Minn.) used her signature run speed to claim victory in 55 minutes, 45 seconds on the 750-meter swim, 20-kilometer bike, 5-kilometer run course. Jorgensen now owns 13 WTS titles, and she has won every WTS race she has started since May 2014. Jorgensen retains the No. 1 ranking in the Columbia Threadneedle ITU World Triathlon Series Rankings with 4,000 points....

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