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Angry Hamstrings & Gratitude...

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By Cami Eckhoff

Young Life Olympic Race Report - It was a great morning at the 20th Anniversary of the Younglife Triathlon yesterday, filled with the best volunteers and spectators!! Everyone on course cheering, including my parents, Keith and the boys, were super uplifting! It made the race extra fun having you all out there! ...

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"It's Been a Hot Minute..."

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By Erin Weiler (sweetsweatlife.com)

YWCA Women's Race Report - It’s been a hot minute – 5 years to be exact! – since I’ve raced a triathlon and up until about 6 weeks ago, racing was more or less off the table. But things changed so I tracked down a bib to the YWCA Women’s Tri here in Minneapolis. And while I wouldn’t call it a comeback – they’ll be no 140.6 anytime soon – it sure felt fantastic to be back out there.

There’s not a lot to say about a sprint. The 500-yard swim was short, but slow. Mostly thanks to a lack of swim training, but also swimming with anything on my shoulders (in this case, my kit) is not my jam. There’s a reason I wore a sleeveless wetsuit my last couple IMs!

The bike – no surprise the bike was my favorite. It was so much fun being back on my Argon (just my third ride outside on it since 2019!). My power was woefully mediocre – I’m lookin’ at you, watts I used...

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Fast Kids...

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GREEN LAKE COVERAGE - The 20th Green Lake Triathlon was another goodie. Friendly weather and a laid-back social vibe laid the groundwork for a wonderful event, and while most of the nearly 300 participants were enjoying the challenge, there were some at the front of the race that were serious about speed and podiums....

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Okay Races Are Better Than a Good Day at the Office...

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By Mitchell Clayton

Northwoods Race Report - My first race of the year was the Buzz Ryan Sprint Triathlon in mid-July, but before that I hadn’t done a multisport race since August of 2021. I decided to get back into racing triathlons this year with the goal of enjoying the process, not getting injured, and getting fit enough to begin “real” training in September, hopefully setting myself up for a big 2024 season. As part of this return-to-tri year, I registered far in advance for the Northwoods Sprint Tri, which took place in the small town of Nevis this past Saturday.

My wife, Vessa, and I live in Rochester. It’s a good city for us, but not exactly close to Nevis. We woke up at 12:45 on Saturday morning and made the 4.5 hour drive up north. We got to the venue and I immediately thought to myself, “This is why I do triathlons”. The transition area, the...

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Cool Kid Stuff...

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By Colleen Prudhomme

For most, it was the year of COVID, but for me, 2020 was the beginning of a fabulous, new adventure! I had been thinking of putting together a triathlon program for kids but wasn’t sure how to get things started. In early 2020, I spoke to my master’s swim coach (who also trained me for my first Ironman), Cheryl Zitur, about my idea and learned that she already was one of the coaches for a kids’ tri club in Maple Grove called Forte Tri Club for kids. They were an official USA Triathlon club and were looking for someone to start up a new location. This was the perfect opportunity for me to get something started while learning from the experience of the Forte coaching group. By the first week of summer break, 15 kids had registered for the Rockford, MN location of Forte Tri Club....

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