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Croixathlon Genesis

By Amy Brendmoen

I met Gretchen in the mid 1980s while we were campers at YMCA Camp St. Croix. To anyone who has been a part of summer camping, it should come as no surprise that we became instant and lifelong friends. I don

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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) - CANCELLED

16 - Oakdale Duathlon (Lake Elmo) - CANCELLED

30 - Apple Duathlon (Sartell) - CANCELLED (A du will be added to the Big Lake race in August)

31 - Gear West Duathlon (Orono) - CANCELLED

 

June 2020

 

06 - 2nd annual Open Water Swim Challenge (Hopkins) - CANCELLED (Beach closed for summer)

07 - Buffalo Triathlon (Buffalo) - CANCELLED

07 - Eau Claire Triathlon (Eau Claire, WI) - CANCELLED

12-13 - Fairmont Triathlon (Fairmont) - CANCELLED

12 - Tri For Health Youth Tri (Jackson) - CANCELLED

13 - Tri For Health Adult Tri (Jackson) - CANCELLED

13 - Trinona Kids - (Winona) - CANCELLED

14 - Trinona (Winona) - CANCELLED

14 - New Bri Tri (New Brighton) - CANCELLED

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) - CANCELLED

27 - Graniteman Clearwater (Warner Lake)

27 - Average Jo Triathlon (Perham, MN) - CANCELLED

28 - High Cliff Triathlon (Lake Winnebago, WI) - CANCELLED

  

July 2020

11 - Timberman (Grand Rapids) - CANCELLED

11 - Life Time Minneapolis Tri (Minneapolis) - CANCELLED

11 - My First Tri (Lino Lakes)

18 - Turtleman Triathlon - Sprint & Olympic (Shoreview)

19  - Heart of the Lakes (Annandale) - CANCELLED

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

25 - Chase the Police Triathlon (Walker)

25 - 28th Hoot Lake Triathlon (Fergus Falls) - CANCELLED

25 - Moose Lake Triathlon (Moose Lake) - CANCELLED

26 - Shell Lake Triathlon (Shell Lake, WI)

26 - Chisago Lakes Minnesota (Chisago City) - CANCELLED

  

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 SUMMER TRI FEST / VIRTUAL RACES

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

09 - Wingman (Red Wing) - CANCELLED

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) - CANCELLED

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) - CANCELLED (Beach closed for summer)

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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