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Some YWCA Tri History...

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claireywca.pngYWCA WOMEN'S TRIATHLON - In an earlier post, we erroneously said that this race would celebrate its 10th anniversary on Sunday. It will actually celebrate its 11th birthday. Our apologies to the race organizers.

Recently a guy asked us to post the past champions of the YWCA Women's Tri. We are happy to provide that information..

 

You'll note that four women have won this storied race three times (photos).

christinaywca.png2017 - Pro Winner - HALEY CHURA (Bozeman, MT) - 1:03:37 - Amateur Winner - CHRISTINA ROBERTS (St. Louis Park) - 1:09:12

2016 - Pro Winner - HEATHER LENDWAY (St. Paul) - 1:05:22 - Amateur Winner - CHRISTINA ROBERTS - 1:08:30

2015 - Pro Winner - HEATHER LENDWAY (St. Paul - 1:03:20 - Pro Course Record - Amateur Winner - CHRISTINA ROBERTS - 1:07:34

2014 - Amateur Winner - HEATHER LENDWAY (St. Paul) - 1:03:16 - Amateur RecordHLsmile.png

2013 - Amateur Winner - CLAIRE BOOTSMA (Minneapolis) - 1:08:14

2012 - Amateur Winner - CLAIRE BOOTSMA (Minneapolis) - 1:07:30

2011 - Amateur Winner - CLAIRE BOOTSMA (Minneapolis) - 1:07:25

2010 - Amateur Winner - LYDIA NOVOTNY (Hopkins) - 1:14:00

Baker Park Course in 2008 and 2009 - Same basic distances as the Lake Nokomis course. The race left Baker because it outgrew the venue.

2009 - LYDIA NOVOTNY (Hopkins) - 1:19:49

2008 - LAURA SWARTZ (St. Louis Park) - 1:18:57

 

Tomorrow on MTN, we will post predictions. Top Photos (L-R) - Lydia Novotny, Claire Bootsma. Page 2 Photo - Christina Roberts, Heather Lendway.

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EXCITING STUFF! - Four-time Ironman winner, LEANDA CAVE, the only woman to win the 70.3 and IM World Championships in the same year (2012), will appear at several race-related events on Saturday and Sunday:

 

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