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Confessions of a Daily Chocolate Eater...

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Going Off Course - Minneapolis triathlete Jen Martone has come a long way. Meeting her today, one would never guess that she spent much of her childhood living in a Maytag carton on the property line of the Webb's enormous backyard in Yonkers, New York. A childless older couple, Manfred and Edith Webb were happy to donate the cardboard apartment that Jen shared with her brother Adam (photo L) as long as the children never came into their house and did their toileting in neighboring yards....

Cool Holiday Racing Stuff...

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A pair of Holiday road racing classics are on the horizon. The 4th annual Fast Before the Feast 10K, 5K & 1/2 Mile Fun Run in White Bear Lake this Thursday--Thanksgiving--is expected to draw more than 1000 runners....

IMAZ-ing...

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Ironman Arizona Stuff - MTN has published a gazillion shots of the ultra-smiley and insanely photogenic Julie Hull. We should all know what she looks like by now, right?...

Du-ing It Better...

marloMMA History Stuff - Today's installment, the 3rd in the History series, looks back at the past winners of the Duathlete of the Year awards.

Our state's all-time most successful run-bike-runner is Kristin Miller, who won the DOY an unprecedented four times and would have picked up another 7-8 trophy's had these awards been available in the 90s, a decade in which she was twice crowned US Duathlete of the Year ('94 & '95, we think?).

Kris left the sport after the 2004 season, her knees almost devoid of soft tissue. She then took up rowing (photo below R) and as she did in multisports, quickly developed into a national-class performer. Check out her awesome guns, delts and lats!...

Black Friday Stuff...

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"Kick-off the holiday season with over $3500 of savings on products from Zipp, Profile Design, Lazer, Trek and others. Many of our most popular triathlon and cycling products will be on sale at incredible prices! Visit www.gearwestbike.com for more details. Sale prices will be posted starting Wednesday, November 26th."

Here's a wee sampling of the consummately cool stuff that will have drastically reduced prices...

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