Open Water Swimming Stuff...

lakeNew MTN Poll: Where Is The Best Place To Open Water Swim?

By Darin Wieneke

MTN will be launching a new poll question next week regarding the best place to open water swim in the Twin Cities area. Before we post the poll, we would like to get nominations from MTN readers about their favorite spots. So where do you think is the best place to open water swim? Please respond by either posting a comment below or emailing me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The top six nominations will be included in the poll...

Mad Love For August Races...


There are no shortage of fantasticatious races coming your way in August. Showing some mad love for our August 2010 event advertisers, here are the logos and links to those races that still have room in their transition areas for you and your stuff...

Lenarz PRz...

logoApple Valley's Jen Lenarz turned in the fastest half IM performance of her career at Door County last weekend. Her 4:56:39 landed her in 7th place among a very strong women's elite field. Her time was 6:24 faster than her previous half best, which was turned in a runner-up effort at Liberty last month..

The 600 Pound Man..


By Steve Edmonson

Hello my name is Steve Edmonson, and since May of 2005, I have completed 6-7 Triathlons per year, including (4) 70.3 distance events, and numerous 1/2 Marathons, and the Twin Cities Marathon in 2006, 2007 and 2009. My claim to fame in these races is that I entered, and finished.

The reason MTN asked me to write this article is more because of where I came from than anything else. I take you back to the morning of December 10th 2003, I am checking in at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, and they weighed me in at a svelt 575 pounds...

I had been heavier, but they make you diet before they will perform..

Highlights Aplenty..


There were highlights aplenty at the historic 25th edition of the Heart of the Lakes Triathlon / Minnesota State Triathlon Championship in pastoral Annandale yesterday. Some, like Jan Guenther winning for the ninth time, were BIGGIES, and others, like the blue toenailed Guenther (yes, she was unshod at the time) doing the "Pee Pee Dance" in the porta-john line before the event,

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