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Jenny's Pleasant Surprise...

Ed. - In her very first triathlon, former UM swim star Jenny Shaughnessy (photo) 23, of Minneapolis by-way-of Rochester, blew away the women's course record at Buffalo Sprint last Sunday. We asked her to comment on her experience. And check out her amazing collegiate career - LINK.

Jenny divingAs a first-timer out on the Buffalo course this past weekend, I discovered why so many athletes become hooked on this sport. Whether it

Frontrunners...

Here are three former collegiate athletes who are first-year triathletes. All appear to have star potential.

danDaniel Hedgecock, 23, Minneapolis

Ran Track & Cross Country at the University of Missouri

2010 Tri Resume:

Buff Stuff...

buff logoIn vague, but enthusiastic terms, the 7th edition of the Buffalo Triathon was totally cool. During clean-up, SWIMRace Director Brett Oden said, in effect, that the event was everything he had hoped it would be. With cooperative weather and the diligence of the 400+ volunteers, the event plan was executed as close to flawlessly as could be hoped for.

For women

DEVON GOT 'ER DONE...

devon turtle

(Photo: Incognito MJETs. Devon shaved his Hitler 'stache before the race. Lauren did not.)

St. Paul's Devon Palmer (photo) collected his 7th career multisport win on Sunday at the 18th annual Pigman Sprint mustachesTriathlon. The bright and amiable first-year pro who has cool hair, the bushy kind that never needs to be combed, was the first of six Minnesota men to crack the overall Top 8. The others were 6 or 7 time Pigman Sprint winner Kevin O'Connor (2nd), eight-time PS champ Brian Bich (4th), 20-year old Kyle Serreyn (6th), John Heinlein III (7th) and three-time Minnesota Junior of the Year Michael Williams (8th).

A great swim followed by his signature supersonic bike split--1:19 faster than O'Connor's 2nd fastest split--delivered Palmer to T2 with a nearly insurmountable lead. Kevin was able to make up 54 seconds on the run (and a faster transition). Still Devon won by a thick margin of 56 seconds....

WHATTA WEEKEND!

* TOTALLY BARKING WITH TRIATHLON'S BIGGEST DOGS: St. Paul's David Thompson placed 4th at the Rev3 Half IM in Middlebury, CT today (Sunday). The top 3 guys? You may have heard of 'em:

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