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"Despite the Difficulties"...

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By Josh Mork

 

Kona Race Report - My motto for the summer “There are 2 types of pain: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. Choose wisely.”

This is a long post but an Ironman is a long day... and Kona was particularly eventful for me.

This was my first time to Kona (and second IM), so I figured I could be in for a tough day...

Swim: 56min. Ocean swim with some rolling swell. Nothing crazy but the waves were big enough that even I took a couple gulps of saltwater. I positioned myself next to the inside buoy line, about 3 guys from the front and thought I could muscle my way through the first section to avoid getting stuck in a huge pack of slower swimmers. Only problem, I was surrounded by about 100 guys with the same idea since this is the world champs, ha! So the first 10 minutes was thrashing madness. Hands, elbows and feet hitting you from all directions and everyone swimming way too fast, knowing they would get trampled if any one slowed down. It didn’t really spread out until about the halfway point. But this was about what I had expected, so the fun factor was on full blast and I was excited my time was where I had estimated....

Vote For 2019 Race of the Year!

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RACE OF THE YEAR - What was your favorite Minnesota multisport racing experience this season? Let us know by clicking on the VOTE button on the Right side of this homepage, okay? Or click HERE.

Please know that only race participants and directors are eligible to vote, and can only vote once.

Voting will conclude on October 31 and the Top 5 finalists for '2019 TRIATHLETES CHOICE RACE OF THE YEAR" on November 3. The winner will be announced on November 8.

 

"Race of the Year" was inaugurated in 2000. Here are the past winners:  ...

 

Seth Meyers, Moosebirds and "Boys in the Boat"....

sethmeyers.pngED. Last Monday we introduced the women who are being considered for MOST IMPROVED nominations. One of those talented candidates was JENNA HORNER, of Eden Prairie. A student at George Washington University in Washington, DC, we emailed some questions to her recently. Here are her responses:

1. Comment on your career goals, and whether those may bring you back to MN on a full-time basis.

I am currently majoring in Political Science with a minor is Geography. This past summer I worked as a Field and Political Fellow on Amy Klobuchar's Presidential campaign. I would love to hop back on that campaign if it is around when I graduate, which would bring me back to MN. I am not 100% sure what I want to do and if politics is my path. I have been a mechanic at both Freewheel Bike Eden Prairie and Trek Georgetown and have fallen in love with the bike industry. I could also see myself doing something along that path as well. Like most college students, I’m not sure where I’ll be or what I’ll be doing, but I’m sure everything will work itself out by the time I graduate....

2019 Performances of the Year....

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2019 MINNESOTA MULTISPORT HONORS - What were the multisport PERFORMANCES of the YEAR by a Minnesota male and female last season? Here are some of the performances, the four official nominees per gender will be announced sooon, that the MMH Committee is considering:  ...

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