40th Anniversary Apple Du Kicks Off 2022 Multisport Season...


ED. SC Times always posts their Apple Duathlon coverage on the afternoon of the race. That is so cool. The photo here is of men's winner Andy Zabel approaching the finish line, and setting PR in the process. Here is their coverage of yesterday's run-bike-run, the oldest du in the US:

Story & Photo By Brian Mozey  (SCTimes.com)

A cool and breezy May morning greeted competitors to the 40th Apple Duathlon on Saturday. 

Standing near the transition area was Daryl Stevens, reflecting on the history of the race. Stevens co-founded the Apple Duathlon in 1983 with Rich Schwegel as a health promotion for  St. Cloud Hospital....

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USA Triathlon Applauds Apple Duathlon!




By Chelsea Montes (usatriathlon.org)

For decades, the Sartell Apple Duathlon has established a legacy of enriching the lives of people by helping them get active, stay healthy and grow together as a community through biking and running.  

Located in Sartell, Minnesota, the duathlon is the oldest-standing duathlon in the U.S. as this year celebrates its 40th anniversary.  

The race was founded in 1983 as a run-only event as a part of a program through the local hospital aimed at improving heart health. Biking was added in 1985 and was originally called a biathlon. Today, the event has adopted the run-bike-run format, featuring a 5-kilometer run, 33k bike, 5k run and welcomes over 500 athletes. 

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2022 Sartell Apple Duathlon Preview - Part II...


2022 SARTELL APPLE DUATHLON PREVIEW - Part II - As promised, here are the current Age Group records of the 40-year-old Sartell Apple Duathlon:

0019  - Nick Klonne - 1:30:52 – 2015 - (2015 Minnesota Junior of the Year)
Amy Briscoe (Winnipeg, MAN, CAN) -  1:42:03 – 2004 - (A top Canadian Junior, Raced as an ITU pro & is a professional cyclist)

4044 - Peter Skorseth - (WI) - 1:23:56 – 2005 - (Former track & XC star at Marquette University, Minnesota Master Athlete of the Year and Most Improved in 2005)
Becky Youngberg - 1:35:43 - 2019 - (Former Minnesota Triathlete of the Year, 2x Minnesota Master of th Year, 2019 Minnesota Duathlete of the Year, 2004 Most Improved)

4549 - Kevin O'Connor - 1:27:38 – 2016 (Former US National Master Duathlete of the Year)
Jan Guenther - 1:37:58 – 2006 (Former US National Master Duathlon Champion, 3x Minnesota Triathlete of the Year, winner of an unprecedented 19 Minnesota Multisport Awards)

5054 - Andy Ames (CO)  - 1:29:24 – 2013 (Multiple Duathlon Nationals AG wins, former US Masters Duathlete of the Year, Duathlon Worlds Medalist)
Jan Guenther  - 1:40:21 – 2009...

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Old Bogie's Bar & Bikes Leaning Against Trees....



By Jason Larson

Triple R Triathlon Race Report - Flaters resort in Holcombe, WI put on their 33rd annual Triple-R triathlon on Saturday, May 14, 2022. Due to being an early season event, the Flaters triathlon is formatted as a run-bike-paddle race, with racers starting off right at noon. The course is one large loop with a start/finish, separate T1, and still another T2.

The race starts at Flater's Resort in Holcomb, WI. The weather can be variable and this year it was 74 and sunny at the start. A little warmer than most would like but still manageable. The run is approximately 2.5 miles through both pavement and offroad trail through the woods. It ends at Old Bogie's Bar, where the bikes are mounted. This is a fairly small event, so no racks or transition zones here - bikes are all staged leaning against trees, fence posts, or just right on the ground. There aren't even any timing mats at the transitions, just one timing mat at the start/finish. This year's run took place after a couple of recent rains, so racers were navigating muddy ATV tracks on the way to their bikes.  About 100 racers total set off from the start, but that doesn't include the relay racers who were already staged at T1 and T2. 

The bike course follows sawdust road for about 11 miles (shortened this year) until racers reach River's Edge Park where the canoes or kayaks are staged. Again, this isn't a large scale event so boats are staged right on the river's edge and bikes are usually left in the grass along the riverbank or along more...

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