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Paul Bunyan Stuff...

cardPretend that "Jack" in the image on the left is really "Mike," and "Kathy" is really "Colleen." Okay?

Bismarck, North Dakota's "Mike" Fretland collected his 2nd tri victory on Minnesota soil in 2010 at the Paul Bunyan Long Course Triathlon (1 mile-20 miles-5 miles) last Saturday. He also won the Lakes To Pines event on Park Rapids last April. Mike's time at PB was 1:51:21 and his margin over Nevis' David Lewis, whose '10 season features a 5th at Graniteman and a 6th at Chain of Lakes, was exactly four "mittens." (Ian--you don't know him but he is a totally cool kid--used to substitute the word "mittens" for "minutes" when his was a toddler. He's 12 now and gets most of his words right.) Chuck Jensen II of Ramsey, took 3rd....

Kevin's Words...

By Kevin Pates

The Brewhouse Triathlon owes much to Duluthian Brian Bich, who helped promote the race while winning eight long-course titles, including five in a row through 2006.....

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Krista's Triumpant Ordeal...

kristaChisago Lakes Triathlon founder/director Gloria West has received a profusion of complimentary e-mails after this year's race. She asked if one of the letters could be shared with MTN's readership. We were happy to oblige.

"Chisago Lakes 2010 was my first triathlon and I am 46 years old and not an athlete. I started training in March and at that time I could only bike 9 miles an hour, I had not swum laps since 10th grade (1978) and I could not continuously run for more than 2 minutes at a time. I had not been in a bathing suit in public in 15 years. In the last 2 years I have lost almost 100 pounds and so I thought this would be a good challenge to keep from gaining the weight back. (I'm still an Athena and almost a Clydsdale) I agreed to do the triathlon with a group of my girlfriends and my...

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