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The "One & Done" Pro...

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ED. Here is a cool story we found on triathlete.com. It's about a guy named John Kelly, who is making his pro debut today at Ironman Arizona, immediately after which he plans to retire from the sport.

 

By Sarah Wasserman Flynn (triathlete.com)

 

When it comes to racing as a professional triathlete, John Kelly’s triathlon career will be one and done.


John Kelly is a standout age-grouper triathlete who has had a very impressive 2018: multiple podium finishes, an 8:58 Ironman PR, and a world championship title. In some of his key races, including Ironman Mont-Tremblant, he posted bike and run splits faster than some men in the professional field. So it’s no surprise that Kelly, 33, has decided to step up and race as a pro himself....

"...Redline From the Start."...

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By Erin Klegstad (sweetsweatlife.com)

 

Terror Trot 10K Race Report - For some reason I thought it would be a really good idea to hop into a 10k a week into a really hard month-long bike block. Turns out, one: it was super fun in a more-painful-than-IM way. Two: it maybe wasn’t the best idea but yolo?! And three: it meant hanging out and running with a couple Coeur Sports teammates, and I couldn’t pass that up!


The race itself – the Terror Trot – was small and low key (most Twin Citians were probably running the Monster Dash). So low key, in fact, that when the RD yelled GO!, it took a couple seconds to register that the race was starting! 


It was redline from the start, as I settled into sub-7 pace – a pace I wasn’t sure I could hold since running’s been minimal with zero speed or tempo work since IMMT. But the first three miles ticked by quickly and felt good, so I figured I’d try holding it for the...

2018 Men's Team Minnesota: How & Why?

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MINNESOTA MULTISPORT HONORS - What needs to be understood at the outset is that TEAM MINNESOTA athletes are ranked by resume only, not reputation, i.e. who is perceived to be better than whom.

The way the team is determined is this: all Committee members independently evaluate the resumes of the 20-or-so (per gender) candidates. Each Selector then submits his or her list to the Chairman, who totals the points according to an athlete's placements. For instance, five Selectors ranked WADE CRUSER 1st, with two ranking him 2nd behind SEAN COOLEY. Wade, therefore, received 9 total points (5 x1, 2 x 2). Cooley finished 2nd with 12 point (2 x 1, 5 x 2).

Below is 2018 men's Team Minnesota with commentary:

1. WADE CRUSER - Named Triathlete of the Year. Nominated in three MMH categories (TOY, DOY, POY). Won six races in 2018, five in course record time....

Hanna Versus Gaby...

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MINNESOTA MULTISPORT HONORSFEMALE TRIATHLETE OF THE YEAR. 2017 Triathlete of the Year GABY BUNTEN had a near perfect resume in 2018, one that was clearly superior to her '17 scorecard.

Why then, did she not win the TOY this time around? ....

Brainerd Triathlete / Ultrarunner Completes Moab 240...

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By Mike Aulie (Brainerddispatch.com)

By almost anyone's definition, Julie Moulton is crazy.
The Brainerd High School graduate has taken her passion for ultra-trail running to the ultimate level. From Oct. 12-16, she completed the Moab 240 Endurance Run, a 238.3-mile, five-day foot race through some of Utah's most beautiful and challenging terrain....

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