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15th Edition LAKE MINNETONKA TRIATHLON - Few races have as loyal a following as this one. An outstanding venue and copious amenities are hallmarks of this annual classic, as is camradery and great competition....

Launching a New Decade of Great Racing...

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TRINONA XI - Avenging the rashy crash she endured the previous weekend at the Pleasant Prairie Junior Triathlon in Kenosha, Wisconsin, 15-year-old MACY IYER not only won her AG, she won the overall women's title in Trinona's Sprint race. It was the 2nd "adult" victory of her multisport career. She had also won at Cinco Du Mayo Sprint in 2018, where she crushed the junior record.

Iyer was unable to reset the girls record at Trinona, though she came within 14 seconds of doing so. FYI, it was her own AG record she was chasing, a 1:06:22 she posted in 2017 in a 2nd place effort at the age of 13!

A Junior of the Year nominee in 2018, Macy faced 10 fellow teenage girls last Sunday, and beat her closest AG rival by 3:54.

Placing 2nd in the women's Sprint, 1:23 after Iyer, was Trinona veteran MICHELLE MANRIQUE-FLEMING, 34, of Chicago.

Third place was earned by WHITNEY GREILANGER, 33, of St. Paul. We tried to find racing results for Whitney but came up empty. We did learn, however, that she grew up in Somerset, Wisconsin, studied environment stuff at UW-Oshkosh, loves dogs, has parachuted, and been to Sedona, Arizona...

Minnesota Women Claim Four of the Six Top Spots!

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MADISON 70.3 - Four of the Top 6 women, five if you count DANI FISCHER, at this morning's Ironman Madison 70.3 were Minnesotans.

Fischer, formerly of Rochester, now of suburban Indianapolis, took the women's overall title, bettering the 2nd place efforts she posted in the first two editions of this event. And thanks in part to hospitable weather, unlike in 2018 and 2017, Dani's time was record-setting. Her 4:34:24 over the challenging route bettered DANI VSETECKA's previous CR by 11:24.

Minnesotans rounded out the podium, as GABY BUNTEN silvered in 4:46:48, and BECKY YOUNGBERG took the bronze in 4:51:17, which lowered the women's Masters record, set by former pro Jessica Jacobs, by 5:33. 

Youngberg has raced thrice this season, winning once and podiuming in the other two events. She set Masters Records each time.

The fifth and sixth spots were earned by 2019 Minnesota Rookie of the Year frontrunner PAIGE SCHULZ (4:52:03 - photo) and the University of Minnesota's premier swim-bike-runner RACHEL ZILINSKAS (4:56:34)....

De-Cobwebbing...

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By Laura Swartz

 

Buffalo Race Report…Dusting off the cobwebs…

Every season I can’t help the overwhelming nerves of getting the first race of the season out of the way. It seems like after 15 years of doing triathlons I shouldn’t get nervous but I do each and every single race. In fact I thrive off it. So how ironic that my race bib had a Katy Perry quote “Recycle those nerves and make them adreneline “.


Leading up to the race training was a bit off due to a trip to the ER and 13 stitches in my elbow after a trail run gone bad on Mother’s Day. The last half of the stitches came out the Tuesday before Buffalo and I was finally able to get back in the water. Taking two and a half weeks off swimming seemed like taking months off during my two short pools swims Wednesday and Thursday. The month of May as anyone with kids knows also means crazy kid schedule with one returning from college, one graduating from high school and one working hard to finish her sophomore year of high school. So many of these things could be excuses for why I didn’t perform the way I would have liked but I don’t like excuses. I like to figure out what I can do better...

"Everlasting Quest For Post-Race Hashbrowns"....

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By Miguel Anselmo

The 2019 Pigman Sprint Triathlon took place on June 2nd, 2019 at Pleasant Creek State Park, situated 12 miles from the heart of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The inaugural race featured a packed Elite Men and Women’s field, the Iowa Age Group and High School State Championships, and served as the second race in the MWCTC 2019 Summer Racing Season....

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