Race Coverage

T-Rex Arms & Designer Bowling Shoes...

rexmattMatt Payne's wife is named Tiffany, though she could easily pass for a "Gretchen," or a "Barbara." Not Debbie or Mildred. And certainly not Brunhilda.

The Buzz on Mosquito Man...

bugmanMosquito Man Stuff - According to the ever-astute and always very tall Curt Wood, "a little guy in a Tri Rochester outfit won..." He was talking about the men's individual competition at the 1st annual Mosquito Man Duathlon. The women's individual winner was, unsurprisingly, Jenny Wilcox, who is a very, very nice person. But then most multisporters are, aren't they?

The central focus of Mosquito Man is it's relay competition. Going 1-2 were a quadrumvirate of total studs:

Way to Go Nick & Greta! Happy Birthday Beyonce!'

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10th annual St. Croix Valley Sprint Triathlon Stuff - Today's SCVS winner, Nick Madrinich (photo center), is very, very tall. And apparently the famous Eiffel Tower, which is located smack-dab in the middle of downtown Europe, is not nearly as tall as everyone thought it was...

Wanting to go to There...

hudsonRace Preview - Isn't that a great picture? It's an aerial view of picturesque Hudson, Wisconsin. Doesn't looking at this photo make you want to say, as the super tinasmart and milk-shooting-out-your-nose funny and kinda hot Tina Fey (photo) of 30 Rock fame has so often, "I want to go to there"?

Hudson is an especially great "there" to go to for triathletes this Sunday, when the 8th edition of the totally cool St. Croix Valley International Triathlon will be staged at scenic Waterfront Park, which you can almost see in the picture, but not quite because of all the trees...

Energy & Rewards...

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l & j(Photo L- R: Maple Grove Triathlon co-directors Lindsey and Jeannette. Don't you love their matching outfits!)

The Dare to Tri directors reflect on their first race.

Amazed. Humbled. Excited, Energized are the words I think of when I think of Dare to TRI this past Saturday. From the hardworking enthusiastic volunteers to the athletes who set goals we were able to watch them complete it was an overall perfect day in my opinion! None of it could have been possible with out the huge support of the Maple Grove community, our families and friends. We are so thankful to have been able to showcase our little corner of the city in a positive active lifestyle light. Congratulations to all involved! We look forward to seeing you next year!

Jeanette Neumann, Race Director

"You decided to start a Triathlon? How?" 'Tis the question we heard much throughout the year. The answer really is a simple "yes" (of course with much heartfelt passion behind it). Our quest to the finish line was a bit different than our participating athletes featuring proposals, late-night laptop sessions,..

Like a Good Novel...

crashRace Coverage - By Steph Alcivar

The Murphy Duathlon is a great introduction into off-road multi-sport events for the seasoned triathlete. The run course is quite challenging, serving as a great test of strength and high-output endurance on those never-ending hills. And the bike course is a great entry-level trail that has enough variety and flow to keep the advanced rider entertained. Running being my worst discipline, I was off to an early lag-behind; itching to get out on the bike ASAP.

The Murphy-Hanrehan bike course is like a good novel. (For a less metaphorical description, check out the details on the MORC website.) The initial prairie section is an easy introduction that gets you hooked into the storyline. The next section is somewhat tight and twisty, disrupting the

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