Minnesotans Break Out

Gabbe KellerAlcatraz Escape - Port-a-let, Meals and More

Perfect weather conditions greeted me and the other brave souls attempting to escape from Alcatraz on May 2, 2010. Chants and cheers of the

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It's a Former Zygote!

Peanut WienekeIsn't it cute? It's a fetus. It started as a zygote, then became a blastocyst, then an embryo. And now, it's a card-carrying fetus. Is that cool, or what?

This 12-week old humanoid fetus / future triathlete resides in a lovely uterine condo, which is owned and operated by Maria Vu Wieneke, wife of MTN's Darin Wieneke, a recent escapee from Alcatraz.

An official name has yet to be selected--we recommend Charlemagne for a boy or Murgatroid, if it's a girl. For the time being, he/she is referred to as Peanut Wieneke

2020 Race Calendar


 calendarhead january


05 - LTF Indoor Triathlon (Eagan & Plymouth)

19 - YWCA of Mpls Winter Indoor Tri #1 (Minneapolis)


calendarhead february 


8-9 - Tri-U-Mah Indoor Triathlon (UM-Minneapolis)

16- YWCA of Mpls Winter Indoor Tri #2 (Minneapolis)

22 - CycleHealth Winter Kidarod (Maple Grove)


  March 2020

01 - Winter Triathlon National Championship (Theodore Wirth Park, Minneapolis) 

01 - Indoor Triathlon Challenge (Shoreview Community Center)

01- St. Cloud YMCA Indoor Tri (St. Cloud)

14 - YWCA of Mpls Indoor Tri Series #3 (Minneapolis)


April 2020

14 - YWCA of Mpls Spring Indoor Tri #4(Minneapolis)


May 2020

09 - UMM-Tinman (Morris)

16 - Oakdale Duathlon (Lake Elmo) 

30 - Apple Duathlon (Sartell)

31 -Gear West Duathlon (Orono) - CANCELLED


June 2020


06 - 2nd annual Open Water Swim Challenge (Hopkins)

07 - Buffalo Triathlon (Buffalo) 

07 - Eau Claire Triathlon (Eau Claire, WI)

12-13 - Fairmont Triathlon (Fairmont)

12 - Tri For Health Youth Tri (Jackson)

13 - Tri For Health Adult Tri (Jackson)

13 - Trinona Kids - (Winona)

14 - Trinona (Winona)

14 - New Bri Tri (New Brighton)

20 - Lake Minnetonka Triathlon (Excelsior) - CANCELLED

20 - 5th annual Bertram Blast Off Road Tri/Du / Trail Run (Monticello) - CANCELLED

21 - Manitou Triathlon (White Bear Lake)

27 - Graniteman Clearwater (Warner Lake)

27 - Perham Triathlon (Perham, MN)

28 - High Cliff Triathlon (Lake Winnebago, WI)


July 2020

11 - Timberman (Grand Rapids) 

11 - Life Time Minneapolis Tri (Minneapolis)

11 -My First Tri (Lino Lakes)

18 - Turtleman Triathlon - Sprint & Olympic (Shoreview)

19  - Heart of the Lakes (Annandale)

19 - Buzz Ryan Sprint Triathlon (Island Lake, Duluth)

25 - Chase the Police Triathlon (Walker)

25 - 28th Hoot Lake Triathlon (Fergus Falls)

25 - Moose Lake Triathlon (Moose Lake)

26 - Shell Lake Triathlon (Shell Lake, WI)

26 - Chisago Lakes Minnesota (Chisago City)


August 2020


01 - Graniteman Big Lake (Lakeside Park)

01 - (New!) Alexandria Triathlon (Lake Brophy County Park, Alexandria)

02 - Brewhouse Triathlon (Island Lake, Duluth)

08 - 18th Northwoods Triathlon (Nevis)

08 - Green Lake Kid's Tri (Spicer)

08 - Great Up North Triathlon (International Falls)

09 - Green Lake Triathlon (Spicer)

09 - YWCA Women's Triathlon (Lake Nokomis, Minneapolis)

09 - Wingman (Red Wing)

15 - Younglife Tri (Detroit Lakes)

15 - St. Paul Triathlon - Sprint & Olympic (Lake Phalen)

15 - Bluff Land Triathlon (Rushford)

21 - Maple Grove Kids Splash & Dash (Weaver Lake Park_

22 - Maple Grove Triathlon (Weaver Lake Park)

22 -My First Tri (Lino Lakes)

22 - Xterra Sleeping Giant (Thunder Bay, ONT)

29 - Brainerd Kiwanis Kids Triathlon (Baxter) 

29 - Ignite Swim/Run (Cyuna State Park, Ironton)

22 - Superior Man Triathlon 3x "Favorite Race of the Year" (Duluth)

30 - Lakes Country Triathlon (Baxter)


September 2020

05  - Hopkins Royal Triathlon 2018 Race of the Year - (Shady Oak Beach, Hopkins)

05 - Square Lake 70.3 (Stillwater)

06 - Square Lake Sprint (Stillwater)

13 - One Last Tri - Sprint & Olympic (White Bear Lake)

26 - Fall Classic Duathlon (Lake Elmo)






Seriously Impressed

(Photos: Steve with a shirt & Steve without a shirt.)

By Steve Sander

When I arrived at the transition the wind was already getting strong and the temp was telling me this was not going to be a comfortable race.

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Name Change & Sauerkraut Pizza...

The "Powers that Be" at Gustavus Adolphus College have instructed the organizers of what used to be known as the Gustie Triathlon to change the name of their event. Legal stuff. The race, the umpteenth edition of which is this Saturday (May 8), will "hereafter be known forthwith" (cool legal talk) as the "Take the Hill Triathlon." As the name hints, the bike course is not as flat as a pool table.

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