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Doobie's Race....

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HOPKINS ROYAL TRIATHLON - This tri has so many unique and groovy things about it that we encourage you to visit the event's WEBSITE to learn all about them. Unfortunately, one thing you'll learn is that this year's race, like its first three editions, is sold old.

Enroll early for 2018, okay?

Also, the HRT was been nominated for "Triathletes Choice Race of the Year" in each season since its inception in 2014. It won that award in 2015.

This year's race will be staged, as always, as beautiful Shady Oak Park on Saturday, September 2. Even if you can't race, this is a great event for spectators, and every race could use extra volunteers, right? (FYI - The HRT does not have a volunteer shortage.)

As we do with many other races, we are going to share some event history and make some predictions.

HISTORY - Top 3 Sprint Times:

Men: 1. BRETT LOVAAS - 1:04:57 (2016), 2. ERIC HENDRICKSON - 1:05:57 (2016), 3. PATRICK PARISH - 1:06:16 (2015)

Women: 1. SUZIE FOX - 1:11:02 (2015), 2. SUZIE FOX - 1:11:16 (2016), 3. ANDREA MYERS - 1:13:49 (2016)

Age Group Records  ...

 

00-19 - PATIPAN PIPATPINYOPONG, IL - 1:31:48 (2015) & ELSA PETERSON - 1:31:43 (2016)

40-44 - BRETT LOVAAS - 1:04:57 (2016) & ANDREA MYERS - 1:13:49 (2016)

45-49 - MIKE BLAIR - 1:15:25 (2016) & SARAH MERCER - 1:17:17 (2015

50-54 - RYAN WENNING - 1:15:44 (2016) & TERESA VAN HEFTE  (SD) - 1:21:34 (2016)

55-59 - KEVIN OLSEN - 1:14:29 (2016) & HELEN GUNTHER - 1:23:48 (2016)

60-64 - PETER LANCASTER - 1:20:06 (2016) & BETHANY COLLINS - 1:31:34 (2016)

65-69 - JEFF PEARSON - 1:30:33 (2016) & SUSAN DRAGSTEN - 1:58:52 (2016)

70-74 - CLARK WORTHINGTON - 1:49:50 (2016)

CLYDSALE - RYAN COLLINS - 1:20:06 (2016) & ATHENA - KATIE WEBER -- 1:28:05 (2016)

- Mini - Sprint 2016 - 1. CATHERINE LEE - 32:08, 2. KYLE BOJE - 34:43, 3. STEVEN FOGLE, 14 - 35:50, 4. BRECKYN LOVAAS, 12 - 35:51

- Mini - Sprint 2015 - 1. DANNY MYDRA, 17 - 34:19, 2. MICHAEL JACKSON - 37:36, 3. JACOB RAATZ, 16 - 38:14. Women - 1. KATIE WRIGHT - 44:05

PREDICTIONS - 

- Defending champ BRETT LOVAAS and 2017 Turtleman winner SCOTT MYERS  will finish 1-2 for the men in the Sprint.

- CATHERINE LEE and ANDREA MYERS, in either order, will take the Top 2 spots in the women's Sprint.

- These athletes will win their AGs: CARTER DEICHMAN (19UM), ROB KAUFMAN (50-54M), ANN SNUGGERUD (45-49W), TERESA VAN HEFTE, SD (50-54W), SPIKE MILLSLAGLE (65-69M).

 

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