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2023 Minnesota Multisport Honorees...

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By Mav

Minnesota triathletes rocked in 2023, throwing down fast times, racing a lot, and having fun with their peers. For the past several months, Goose and I have been posting our official nominees for the 2023 Minnesota Multisport Honors. Below and the 2023 MMH winners.


Junior of the Year – Girls: Macy Iyer (19, Edina). In her last year of JOY candidacy, Macy impressed the Committee with two junior titles, including an overall podium finish.


Junior of the Year – Boys: Noah Billings (17, Rochester). Noah won two races outright this season and showed his ability to put together a complete race, with swim, bike, and run splits rivaling those of his top-notch adult competitors.

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2023 MMH Nominees - Full List...

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2023 MINNESOTA MULTISPORT HONORS - Here's a full listing of this year's nominees:

JUNIOR OF THE YEAR - Boys - Noah Billings (17, Rochester), Corbin Deichman (18, Mankato), Sean Pickle (18, St. Cloud)

JUNIOR OF THE YEAR - Girls - Macy Iyer (19, Edina), Isabell Mahoney (15, Monticello)...

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2023 Performance of the Year Nominees !

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By Mav


Performance of the Year - Men's Nominees - The 2023 Minnesota tri season included some outstanding performances, with a few course records being re-written and some other historically fast times being posted. Below, alphabetically by recipient last name, are the three performances I believe should be nominated for the Men’s Performance of the Year honor.

 

Sean Cooley's victory at Trinona Olympic (1:58:30) - Cracking two hours on Minnesota's toughest Olympic-distance course is a big deal. Only pros have accomplished that before Sean threw down last June. 

 

AJ Manning’s course Record at Buzz Ryan Sprint (45:20): Andrew managed to cover Buzz’s 500 yd – 10 mi – 2.5 mile course in a blistering 45:20 on a significantly windy day. The bike course was a tad long, and the run course was a bit short on race day, but AJ also posted the fastest split in all 3 disciplines en-route to victory....

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AJ, Peter & Preston...

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By Mav

2023 Male Triathlete of the Year Nominees - Goose has posted his official nominees for the women’s Triathlete of the Year honor, and I agree with his nominations. Now, it’s my turn to nominate the three men who will be vying for the 2023 Minnesota Multisport Honor of Triathlete of the Year. There were 8 guys who received serious consideration. At the end of the day, their success against top-notch competition and their speed relative to historical standards (the likes of Patrick Parish, Matt Payne, Wade Cruser, etc.) helped to separate the top three.

AJ Manning, 35, Fargo: Yes, Andrew is technically a North Dakotan, but he lives on the border and, when racing short course, he mainly competes on Minnesota soil. He did this once this year at Buzz Ryan, blazing the course and setting a course record, and he also raced three 70.3s, two of which (Des Moines and Madison) can be considered “hometown” races since Minnesota does not host any officially branded Ironman 70.3 events...

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