Race Coverage

Forgotten Goggles, Numb Toes & Cool Swag...

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By Noah Billings

Tri Clear Lake Race Report - I was definitely excited for the Clear Lake Triathlon in Iowa.  All that build-up excitement would pay off because this race felt like a great achievement.  ...

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Spoonbills, Maurten Gels, Reconsidered Swan Songs...

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By Jennifer Martone

IRONMAN TULSA RACE REPORT - A global pandemic, a work from home schedule, and age 50 on the horizon...these all seemed like perfect indicators to buckle down and do something big in 2021. I pulled myself out of long course retirement and signed up for IM Tulsa in mid-December. At the time it was the only Ironman 140.6 that had space available. What I didn't know when I pulled the trigger, is that Oklahoma is known for 25mph winds, bumpy roads, tornadoes and heat. Fortunately, most of these were not a factor on Sunday, May 23rd. In early January I hired coach Andy Scheisl, an athlete I've know for over 13 years, to get me to the start line injury free, with my main goal to build bike and swim fitness, as the run is typically my strength. I had planned on IM Tulsa being my swan song...

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Highlights Galore at Apple!

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Photo - Fast Women! (L-R) Overall winner Diane Hankee and AG record setters Julia Weisbecker and Jan Guenther.

 

SARTELL APPLE DUATHLON - While TED TREISE and DIANE HANKEE were busy leading the way, as expected, we had our eyes on age group performances, and there were plenty of highlights to share.

The day was tough. Warm. Humid, and especially, windy. Not a day for record-setting, yet Treise, a second year  pro, outsplit the men's field from timing mat to timing mat. His 1:22:00 gave him four and a half minutes to relax before runner-up / local star / Apple's amateur champion ANDY ZABEL made his PR performance here official.

Diane, who had also won here in 2016, relied on her run splits to secure her 1:26 win over another  former Apple champ, ELAINE NELSON, who is probably the fastest female pharmacist in our region...

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Sartell's Apple Duathlon Opens Summer Season...

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ED. Love on the St, Cloud Times! Just moments after the final finisher crossed the line, Brian Mozey posted his race coverage, along with some awesome photos. MTN's coverage will post on Monday.

By Brian Mozey (sctimes.com)

SARTELL — The Apple Duathlon starts the summer for many racing athletes. 

Andy Zabel, a Sartell native, has been competing in the running/cycling event since 2010, but missed last year, along with everyone else, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Zabel isn't the only one excited to have the race back; race director Evin Haukos was looking forward to the 39th annual Apple Duathlon. ...

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More CY Stuff...

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By Cathy Yndestad (instagram)

After a long racing hiatus, I wasn’t sure if this was still my jam. I’ve found great joy from spontaneous sporty adventures this past year (among other things), and was having some internal conflict whether focused training/racing was still for me.

I had a ‘free’ entry to this event from a 2020 Coeur D’Alene deferral, so figured it would be a perfect opportunity to test my love for racing while gaining valuable course insights for my athletes and friends racing the World Championships here in September.

It was indeed satisfying to get back to structured triathlon training after ski season. Well, despite the ~10day break after testing positive for C19 early March. Needless to say, I’m extremely grateful for my health and never take this for...

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A Gator, a Guy Named Roger & Key Lime Pie...

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By Mary Deeg

Race Report – Aquabike  - May 1, 2021 - Sebring, Florida

My last race was exactly 9 months ago on August 1, 2020. A local Minnesota sprint triathlon at Big Lake, MN. Prior to that all my races in 2020 were cancelled due to COVID making the last year very challenging to maintain focus and training to reach goals. Our hopes and plans to race at local, national and international world competitions were diminished in 2020.

With vaccines increasing and COVID cases declining, the Sebring Multisport Festival held the promise to provide an opportunity to race with new health safety protocols along with qualifying for Team USA. My husband, Jeff, and I made the decision to sign up for our first ever Olympic distance Aquabike. At the August 1 triathlon 9 months ago, Jeff experienced an unfortunate injury of rupturing his...

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