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Something You Don't See at Most Races...

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By Doobie Kurus

Moose Lake Race Report - A couple of years ago, I had an idea. "Wouldn't it be cool if I extended an invitation to past participants of the Hopkins Royal and 4WOMEN Triathlons to join me in a small town triathlon?" The thought being to get some familiar faces together to socialize and compete, while making a noticable increase to a smaller size race's registration numbers. Well after doing Moose Lake Triathlon (for the first time) last year, I decided that it might make a good option to try it out. For those that don't know, the Moose Lake Tri is located a little over 100 miles north of the Twin Cities, the bike course uses a few miles of the Willard Munger Trail, and the rest stop for the run course is next to the Moose Lake Correctional Facility. Got to admit, that's not something that most races can offer.

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Scott's Quest...

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By Katy Bloomquist Freitag

In 2017, When Scott Freitag was 53 years old, and we were newly married, he got the news that no one ever wants to hear – he had cancer. At that time, he was highly active and had zero symptoms. He was diagnosed with a biopsy after a simple blood test showed he had an extremely high Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA).

We were both shocked to learn that Scott had aggressive prostate cancer. Later that year he learned that his cancer was already stage 4 and it had metastasized. He had surgery to remove the prostate and two months of daily radiation, plus hormone deprivation therapy which temporarily stalled the cancer.

Scott has always been an athlete – growing up participating in football, hockey and baseball. He kept active throughout his adult years with running, cycling, hockey and softball.

Because I enjoyed doing triathlons, especially ironman, Scott started doing more biking and running with me. Scott does not like to swim but did complete the Hopkins Royal triathlon as Doobie promised he could stand up during the swim portion of the short distance  if...

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Nelson and Keppers Again...

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2023 BREWHOUSE COVERAGE - Ontarioans earned two of the Top 3 steps of Brewhouse's Olympic podium yesterday. One of those guys, the winner, was collecting his first career triathlon win, the other - 3rd place--was a BH veteran who has won here twice and was making a triumphant return to the sport after cardiac arrest last winter. That man is KRIS NISULA (photo) and a wonderful story about his journey appeared in the Duluth News Tribune. Please check it out. It's inspiring stuff (LINK)....

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Too Legit to Quit...

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It wasn't that long ago that Minnesota was one of America's premier duathlon states. Though those races were reserved, with a few exceptions, for May and September when triathlon lakes were either too cool (May) or had begun the process of cooling (September), they were abundant. Just ten years ago, there were at least thirteen scheduled dus in our state, not bad for an eight-week period....

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Chisago 70.3 Coverage & Other Stuff...

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ED. After an exhaustive back-and-forth with city officials, plus overwhelming support from our region's triathletes, the Chisago Lakes Triathlon will return for it's 19th anniversary and hopefuly for many years thereafter. Huge thanks to Gloia West and everyone who worked had to keep this iconic event at Paradise Park in Chisago City.

 

CHISAGO LAKES TRIATHLON COVERAGE - The 18th edition of the Chisago Lakes Triathlon was, as always, awesome, but sadly, there may not be a 19th, that is, at the wonderful Paradise Park venue. ...

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