Jorgensen is World Champ! And Other Stuff...
Saturday, 30 August 2014 17:20
Triathlon.org - American GWEN JORGENSEN (St. Paul, Minn.) today claimed a slice of history in winning the 2014 ITU World Championship Grand Final in a trademark come from behind performance. Jorgensen moved into triathlon royalty securing an unprecedented five WTS wins this season, joining just Alistair Brownlee as the only other athlete to have won five titles in one season.
Jorgensen’s win today also secured her the overall ITU World Championship final winning in a time of two hours and 5 seconds, finishing 16 seconds ahead of New Zealand’s Andrea Hewitt (NZL). Hewitt’s second place secured her third in the overall standings. Nicky Samuels (NZL) finished a brilliant third in an event that saw some of the pre race contenders struggle.
“I don’t think it’s really sunk in at all, I just want to thank everyone that has helped me so much, Patrick, Jaime (Turner). Sarah Haskings was huge today. I’m really happy,” said Jorgensen.....
More Than a Feeling...
Saturday, 30 August 2014 00:10
By Jasmine Carlson
Minneapolis Duathlon Race Report - The question with these things is where to start?
Where does a race start? Is it during “off season” where you are logging all your base miles? Is it during that grueling track workout? Is it in the perfectly timed post-workout meal? Or is it on a chiropractors or massage therapists table? Then again maybe races start in your heart pumping enthusiasm for speed like blood through your veins.
The Minneapolis Duathlon started as the race I couldn’t get back to. After having raced and won the Minn Du in 2012 I was unable to return in ’13 due to an injury. I was looking forward to racing it again though I was hoping that the pavement was less pot-holed than I remembered. I’ll just spoil the surprise for you right now and tell you that the pavement was every bit as terrible as I remembered with the addition of some brand new chip seal at the turn around.
I spent the four days before the race with an off and on fever and a great set of hives sleeping only with the aid of benadryl hoping that I would be well enough to race, and at the same time freaking out about not being able to finish my week off strong. I knew I would have some strong competition compliments of Jenn Scudiero! ...
74 Newbies & Captain Upright...
Friday, 29 August 2014 00:10
Anderson & Andres Win at Whipple...
Thursday, 28 August 2014 00:10
By Shelly Summer (BrianerdDispatch.com)
BAXTER - Early morning thunderstorms did nothing to hinder the 152 athletes who crossed the finish line in Sunday's Lakes Country Triathlon.
Thomas Anderson III, 38, finished with a time of 1:03.18 to win in his first Lakes Country Triathlon.
The Minneapolis resident, who has family ties to the lakes area, competed in three other triathlons in 2014 with one coming the day before the Lakes event.
"I was into marathons and started cycling a bit and someone suggested that I should do a triathlon and I did and it was fun," said Anderson. "A lot of these things...
Superior Stuff, Man...
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 06:10
By Warren Peece
SUPERIOR MAN III – Last season’s Superior Man won the “Race of the Year” award. Did this year’s event live up to that legacy?
It sure did. In our opinion, SM III was superior to SM II in almost every regard.
It helped that the weather was cooperative. Temps were 30+ degrees cooler than in 2013, and though it was windy and even rained intermittently, the participants didn’t complain. Most of them were too busy setting personal bests, albeit unofficial ones.
A significant portion of the field cheered when Race Co-Director Clint Agar announced that “a current thing” necessitated a .3 shortening of the swim course, though eventual runner-up Marcus Stromberg, who is totally anal when it comes to measuring training and racing distances, would insist later that the choppy yet fast (swimmers swam with the current much of the way) route was, according to his GPS, actually .37 short. Thus the total...
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