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Jayne Shares Some Snarky Thoughts...

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ED. The MTN guys have been big fans of Jayne Williams, aka The Slow, Fat Triathlete, for quite a while. We came across this interview with Jayne last week. Check it out.

By Teresa Bergen (OutdoorssWire.com)

It’s been 20 years since the book “Slow Fat Triathlete: Live Your Athletic Dreams in the Body You Have Now” first came out. Author Jayne Williams combined personal stories, practical tips, and hilarious anecdotes to inspire people who had never thought of themselves as athletes to run, swim, and bike. Outdoors Wire caught up with her to get her current insights on running in the body you have. Here’s what she had to say about self-acceptance, health, and finding a balance between a Zen mindset and her snarky side....

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"...According to Plan"...

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By Mitchell Clayton

The U of M Morris played host to the annual Tinman Triathlon this past Saturday. I did this race in 2016 and all I remember was pushing 250+ watts to bike DOWN a hill at UNDER 20 mph because of a crazy headwind. This early-season race has historically had cold and windy conditions, but the weather this year was nearly ideal - about 55 degrees with only moderate wind.

The great conditions led to some fast times. In the Olympic-ish distance, Corey Nygaard managed to take 25 seconds off Spencer Syvertson’s course record from 2023. Spencer, coming off a breakout year in 2023, raced the Sprint distance this year and showed even more improvement by knocking over 3 minutes off Brian Storhaug’s course record from 2022.

My race went exactly according to plan. The swim is in the UMM pool and most athletes shared a lane with one other person. I talked with Brian before the race and we decided to swim together. We swam exactly the same time, a brisk...

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Tevin's Transformation...

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By Tevin Neegaard

Ironman 70.3 Texas Race Report - Pretty wild what can change in just one year. Last year at this time, I didn't own a bike and had never swam a lap in my life. So, when I say anything is possible if you're willing to work for it, I really mean it.

My triathlon journey began with the Fairmont Sprint last June, a daunting experience where I almost quit during the mass start swim with only 40 participants. Yet, it fueled my determination to improve. Progressing to the Chisago Lakes Olympic Triathlon, I felt a bit stronger, slowly gaining confidence in all disciplines....

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Apple Reimagined....

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2024 Apple Multisport Festival Preview - The Apple Duathlon, America's oldest, most competitive and prestigious pre-pandemic run-bike-run, has been re-imagined. With the decline in duathlon racing nationwide, event organizers have expanded the event to include a pool swim triathlon, a time trial and marathon relay. The new name is APPLE MULTISPORT FESTIVAL, and it's happening next Sunday, not Saturday as in past years. Two-hundredish have already enrolled, and there's still time for you to register. RACE WEBSITE.  ...

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"...It Was Time to Drink Some Coke"...

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By Steven Wert

Texas 70.3 Race Report - Signing up for an early Spring can be a very risky move living in Minnesota, but when you have a mild Winter it can lead to great success. So the expectations and goals were set high for Texas 70.3. 

Swim: The swim is always an adventure. I was feeling confident going into the swim, but as soon as I got in I felt like crap and was taking in a ton of salt water. My head started playing games and was thinking this was the worst swim of my life and that all my goals for the day were done for. So I just started going through the motions just to get it done. When I got to the mat, I was shocked to see that I just set a PR on the swim. My mood quickly changed and we were on a mission.

Bike: We couldn’t ask for a better day to bike along the Gulf of Mexico. No headwinds and just a slight crosswind with clouds at first and the sun coming out halfway through. The goal for the day was sub 2:20 so we just went for it. The miles were clipping along and I was making...

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