Pictures Of Brookey

Brooke TransitionTim Larsen is a very cool guy who doesn't look old enough to have a 32-year-old daughter. He's also got a great sense of humor, likes to take pictures and loves his daughter with all his heart.

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Recovery Happens

chest-xrays(Art: Chest X-Rays: "A" belongs to a normal guy. "B" belongs to a guy with pneumonia. Photo: Bonnie drinking coffee through her ear. Don't try this at home! Drawing - A woman who looks like Bonnie, only totally different, doing sick-in-bed stuff.)

Making a Comeback Without Making a Scene...

By Bonnie Vivify

If there's one thing I should be good at it's making a come-back to training. In fact, I should be a pro at it by now, unfortunately. As I continue to progressively heal from my lung infection, the Pulmonary Specialists are allowing me to ease into training. First let me point out that these specialists are so busy doing specialistic type things that it was necessary to explain to them what a triathlon consisted of: "Nope, there isn't any jump roping or hog tying involved, it's just swim/bike/run... No, you do the three events back to back, not over the course of the summer.... Yes, people die.... No I have not yet seen someone die in the swim and I hope that I never do... Yes, we are all crazy."

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Professional Hoodwinker...

(WARNING: Most of what you are about to read is pure gibberish.)

(Photo's - Marta looking very hot; Marta & her dad wearing hats; A "Marta" dining room; A "Marta" study.)

Have you ever looked at model homes?

Sure, you have. It was fun, wasn't it?

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Nailing the Marathon

(Paul Phillips / Competive Image Photo: Jan Guenther running to victory at Ironman Wisconsin last September.)

Triathlete Magazine Senior Editor Matt Fitzgerald discusses how to run a strong marathon in iron-distance races.

The marathon is where Ironman dreams die. It is very difficult to run a strong marathon after riding 112 hard miles. In fact, it's seldom done. READ

Falls DU Off to a Great Start

Race Director Mark Bongers couldn't have been happier. The turnout (150+) at the inauguralFalls Duathlon exceeded his expectations and post-race feedback was, as he put it, "phenomenal!" Ahtletes were especially effusive about the scenic Cannon Falls venue. This was music to Bonger's ears. "I'm very excited about the future of this event," he beamed.

The race consisted of a two mile run followed by a 14 mile bike segment and finishes with a 3 mile run. Red Wing's prolific Jesse Nelson, who was coming off a top 3 effort at the Winter Be Gone Duathlon the prior weekend, posted a 25 second win over second-placing Ian Lanza of Rochester. World Class Sports Podiatrist Troy Vargas, who resides in Hudson, WI, took 3rd.

The women's competition was won by 20-year-old Gracia Folkeringa of Minneapolis.Michelle Schlesser and Lauren Milne, also of Minneapolis, grabbed the other two podium spots.

(Photo by Erik Hull: Smooth-striding Falls Du champ Jesse Nelson)