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Wanting to be Bobbie When He grows Up...

We received this e-mail from Minneman Race Director Jeremy Sartain:

bob powersHey MTN,

Just a quick note to let you know that Bob Powers will be hammering it out at Minneman this year! I just got off the ringer with him and we are definitely getting him entered.

Big Wins for Sander & Mercer....

sarahThe same three guys who made the podium at last year's Lake Minnetonka Triathlon did likewise at today's version--the colonel sanders7th--of this revered event. But they didn't finish in the same order. Four-time LMT champ Brett Lovass, winner in '09, took 2nd this time around and last season's runner-up, Josh Blankenheim took 3rd. Reaching the top step was Steve Sander, who is probably not related to the very late Colonel Sanders (image). Stevie (he hates when people call him Stevie!) turned in arguably the finest performance of his young career. (Today's field was far stronger than the one he faced in his last win, which was at Lakes Country last August.) His margin of victory was a brawny 49 seconds. Lovaas's 2nd place time would have been 10-15 seconds-or-so faster had he not botched two "flying mount" attempts, wrestled with a uncooperative pedal and had...

How Pammy Spent Her Spring Break...

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Pam Nielsen placed 10th at Ironman St. George last April. Here are two totally cool pictures of the Kona-bound Minnesotan. On the next page is a great shot of Minnesota triathlete (and MTN advertiser) Laura Samsell Hoffman...

It's A Person!

keaton* It's 11:17 AM on Thursday, June 17 and 2008 Minnesota Rookie of the Year/2009 Most Improved Kortney Haag is in the process of delivering her 2nd child....Ouch! But so totally cool! We'll keep you posted..

* At 5:54 PM Kortney told us via e-mail that the baby, who is either a boy or a girl, weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20 inches long.

* At about 6:20 PM she sent a photo and reported that he had boy parts and has been given the totally cool name, Keaton. Mother and son are doing fine. Owen, Kort's first-born, is with gramma and Derek is on his fifth Margarita.

Congrats, Haags!

Triathlon Deluxe With Fries...

In addition to being a tremendous multisport athlete, Scott Penticoff is a totally cool guy. And burgerhonest and trustworthy, too, in case those qualities aren't covered by his total coolness.

Scott claims that Newt's--A Local Tradition Since 1980!--serves the best burger in the whole goshdarn state of Minnesota, not just Rochester, where it is located.

We trust Scott and plan to meet him and whoever else chooses to join us at Newt's after this Sunday's RochesterFest Triathlon. NEWT'S WEBSITE. Everybody's invited! Scott plans to get "The Works" burger: 3/4 pound of of beef with everything on it and a full pound of fries. We're thinking of getting "Todd's Burger," which includes several strips..

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