Good Vibes: Kona Qualifier Erin Klegstad...

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After talking to her for five minutes you suddenly realize that you're smiling and when the discussion is over (probably because she off for a run, ride, or swim), you'll be in a good mood for the rest of the day.  Say hello to Coeur Ambassador, Kona Qualifier, and one of the most positive individuals you'll ever meet - Erin Klegstad.

Coeur: Erin, thank you so much for chatting with us today.  You have a lot of fans on social media (including us!), but for those people who are just getting to meet you, can you share a bit about yourself and your athletic background?  ...

Vote For 2016 Race of the Year...

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Yup. Once again we encourage everone to vote for their favorite multisport event of the year. The Top 10 Vote-Getters will be announced on this site on Tuesday, October 18 (Voting concludes on Sunday, October 16), and the final five finalists will be announced on MTN October 25.

Who will win the 2016 Triathletes Choice Race of the Year award?

That's up to you. If you are eligible to vote, that is.

Here are the criteria:

- Voting Eligibility - Only those Minnesota tri and/or du-athletes who raced in one or more of the events listed ...

2016's Top Rookies: Hanna, Joel, Andrea & Maggie...

Hanna_Duluth.pngMINNESOTA MULTISPORT AWARDS - Yesterday, we revealed the official nominees for 2016 Grand Master of the Year.

Today we introduce the nominees for 2016 ROOKIE OF THE YEAR. The criteria are the same as those discussed in the intro to yesterday's post, though the athletes that these nominees are measured alongside are past ROYs like Kortney Haag (2008), Suzy Fox (2009), Heather Lendway (2012) and Nick Nygaard (2014).

Here, in alpha order, are the official nominees for 2016 Minnesota Rookie of the Year:

HANNA GRINAKER, 28, St. Paul (photo L)

2016 Highlights:

- 1st @ New Bri (Course record)

- 1st @ Lake Waconia (Course Record)...

2016 Nominees: Grand Master of the Year...

sheri_bike.png2016 MINNESOTA MULTISPORT AWARDS - It's that time of year again: Time to announce the MMA nominees. To be eligible for consideration, athletes need a minimum of three "outstanding" efforts during the season in question, though MMA Selectors prefer that considerees have four or more such performances.

Next, by "outstanding" we mean that performances need to approach, match or exceed the highest standards set at the races in question. Also, athletes are measured against those that have historically set the highest performance standards. In the category we're highlighting today--GRAND MASTER OF THE YEAR--athletes are measured next to past GMOYs, like Greg Taylor, Ben Ewers, Pam Stevens and Neil KIng.

We use USAT's definition of Grand Masters, i.e. Men 60+ and women 55+. ...

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