"...A Breakthrough is Coming"...


ED. From Dent, Minnesota, Keeghan was our state's Rookie of the Year in 2017. He is now a sophomore pro and lives in Cedar City, Utah.


By Keeghan Hurley


This post is a little late but I wanted to keep everyone updated on how the Saint Anthony’s race went. I first have to say thank you to our host family who welcomed us into their home for 6 days and went above and beyond anyone could have imaged. Carolyn Kiper and her husband (Tim) are outstanding individuals who are the most gracious people I have ever met. They made the trip so enjoyable and the time in Tampa better than I could have dreamed of.

I also have to applaud Saint Anthony’s triathlon and all the people that make this race happen. It’s the most professional race I have ever been to. They have it so down and the hospitality and genuine love for the sport is second to none, this race will become a staple event for me and always be on the schedule....

Morris Tinman Preview - Part II


35th MORRIS TINMAN - We're expecting the men's performances at this year's Tinman races to be somewhat elevated. Though we don't know which of the races--Olympic or Sprint-- each of the guys we will be doing next Saturday, we will say that we expect them to race at the front.

- SPENCER SYVERTSON - An MSU grad and veteran Speedo-wearer from Paynesville, Spencer came close to receiving a Most Improved nomination last season, a year in which he won two triathlons. Only 22, guys like him sometimes make quantum performance leaps. We're picking him to win the race he enters at Morris.

- MICK BAKKER - A transplanted Minnesotan who has resided in Anchorage, Alaska for the last several years, Mick is a great guy and and talented triathlete. His Alaska results are impressive. A Tinman vet, he won the Olympic races in 2017 and 2015. In 2014 he raced at Perham, where he finished 3rd behind fellow elites Casey Miller and Branden Scheel.

TYSON MOLITER - Part of the triathlon-crazed Molitor family from Belgrade, Minnesota, Tyson placed 2nd at Morris Sprint in 2018. Other competitive highlights include podium finishes at last year's Graniteman races at Clearwater and Big Lake....

Morris Tinman Preview - Part I...


MORRIS TINMAN PREVIEW - In 2018, the MTN Guys encouraged Minnesota's tri and du athletes to attend in-state races that they have never done before, and especially rural events. The goal, of course, is to keep those events on the calendar, and to demonstrate that rural races are really awesome and deserve to be supported. Fantastic examples of terrific small-town events are Heart of the Lakes, Timberman, Northwoods and Green Lake.

Rural races that are a long drive from Minnesota's population centers are typically doomed to have rather small turnouts. While this is understandable, these races don't have to be too small, do they?.  It is our goal to convince folks from The Cities, Duluth, Rochester, St. Cloud et al to add more "road trip" or "motel" races to their schedules.

Kicking off Minnesota's 2019 outdoor multisport season is the MORRIS TINMAN, which will celebrate it's 35th anniversary on Saturday, May 11.

Matt's Mission...




Photo - Matt is the tall guy on the right.


By Matt Wiitala

As a 3-sport athlete in high school (baseball/basketball/football) and a college football player after that, I never dreamed I would now be as dedicated to a life-style of swimming, biking and running. After meeting some amazing people who have participated in multi-sport events, I started participating in 2015. My goals one December was to sign up for an event (of course an Olympic distance), to not stop to rest and to finish. Small goals, but goals nonetheless. I accomplished that and did it again in 2016 and now have 6 events on my schedule for 2019. I am hooked! Just being at events and being around people of all ages and ability levels is so inspirational. ...

Photogenic Dismounts & Running For Both of Us...


By Dani Vsetecka (danivsetecka.com)


Ironman 70.3 Texas  Race Report - The lead up to this race was both uneventful and very eventful.  Training was pretty stable and consistent.  After a solid offseason and recovery at the end of last season, I started to pick it up at the beginning of January with Matt Hanson’s training camp in Clermont, FL.  We had a wonderful time getting outside on our bikes, putting in some base miles, and getting some sun. I also joined Matt Hanson’s Racing Team for the season and am pretty stoked being able to be part of the community and continued checking off my coach, Jen Harrison’s, workouts one by one.  

    The eventfulness came in my non-triathlon life. After months of loading up my bike, swim gear, running shoes, Normatecs, and basically my entire life in no less than 10 bags into my car every weekends to visit Ted in Minneapolis, I decided it was a good time to make a change. I was ready to move on in my career and on December 17th, I became a Clinical Research Program Manager for UnitedHealth Group’s Research and Development department.  I can’t say enough good things about this super fun and nerdy job so far (including a recent promotion to Associate Research Director!) and living in Minneapolis has been a dream....

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