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Car Singer With a Dorito Problem...

laurelWARNING: Some of what you are about to read is totally ridiculous.

Going Off Course - "Hey, Laurel, what's that?" Harvey asked the pretty, hazel-eyed girl with the humongous smile, cool hieroglyphic-y necklace and blue Three Rivers Parks District polo. It was a bright and breezy summer day at the Lowry Nature Center and the air was redolent with an amalgam of fecund floral scents. He was pointing at a bush.

"That's

Sumptuous Repasts...

hogBEST OF MINNESOTA TRIATHLONS: POST-RACE FOOD

By Darin Wieneke

The Zagat guide has been called

A Letter From Dave...

logoED. Yesterday Brad Pickle (Pickle Events) and I received a heartbreaking letter from Green Lake Du & Tri founder/director Dave Baker.

Jerry and Brad:dan

Some news from Dave

The First Triathlon...

scottyBy Scotty Forrestall (Photo)

(for Xtri.com)

Let's face it, we are all tri-geeks, but if you were to hear the names Jack Johnstone and Don Shanahan in reference to the sport of triathlon, would you know their significance? If not, you can thank me later because now you can impress even the geekiest of the tri-geeks.

We all know Ironman was founded in Hawaii in 1978 by three Navy Seals to see who the best overall athlete was, but the origins of triathlon date back further to 1974 and a little slice of heaven in the middle of San Diego's Mission Bay - Fiesta Island (aerial photo below). On September 25, 1974, Jack and Don, with the help of the San Diego Track Club held the first ever triathlon. The format was a bit different than the swim-bike-run we have all become accustomed to. Just check out the description that went out in the SD Track Club newsletter:...

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