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Gilbert Gone...

skipBy Dan Empfield From slowtwitch.com - USA Triathlon (USAT), America's USOC- and ITU-recognized governing body for the sport of triathlon, announced the departure of its executive director Skip Gilbert.

Tim Yount, a longtime USAT executive whose service spans several executive directors, will take charge of the organization on an interim basis, until a replacement is selected.

No one on USAT's board of directors, or on its staff, would speak on the record as to the reason for Gilbert's departure, or indicated whether it was voluntary or whether Gilbert was asked or ordered to leave. Several members of the organization's board indicated a majority of the board voted to constrain all board members to silence about Gilbert's dismissal, such board-imposed silence extending to USAT's staff as well...

An Inignorable Sound...

brendon"Hey!" Brendon called in a controlled voice; neither too loud, nor too combative. He walked briskly toward the escaping vehicle.

The taxi driver, who was backing out of a space in the Cub parking lot, stopped and turned his face to his summoner.

Their eyes met.

"Did you throw that out your window," Brendon asked, the index finger of his left hand pointing to a discarded Caribou Coffee container that lay on the striped asphalt. His tone remained non-threatening.

"No I didn't," the taxi driver lied...

Kate is #1!....Again!

kateMTN robustly congratulates Chaska's Katharine Lowrey, 15, on her second consecutive #1 USAT Youth Elite National Ranking. In the three National Youth Elite Series events this season she placed 1st at State Games of the West in Colorado Springs, 3rd at the Flatland Tri Festival in Des Moines, and 4th at the National YE Champs in San Diego, amassing 1138 points, a 30-point advantage over runner-up Hannah Rae Finchamp of California.

In three Minnesota races this season she finished 2nd overall! at Chaska (Jr. CR), 10th overall at Minneman (Jr. CR) and 2nd at Manitou Youth Elite....

Bonnie's Unbagged ZZZZZ...

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(Photo: Not the kind of REMs that Bonnie needs.)

By Bonnie Remlacker -

"The Executive Triathlete Exercise Desk 3000, shaped to accompany your bike trainer and yet allow you to work as if sitting at your office desk. Extra water bottle holders included. Just set up your bike and get your training done as you work!" That was the thought I had as my coach told me, "Oh, and be sure to get plenty of sleep!"

Here's a snap shot of my current daily life schedule:...

Cool Miracle Kids Stuff...

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