It's A Person!

keaton* It's 11:17 AM on Thursday, June 17 and 2008 Minnesota Rookie of the Year/2009 Most Improved Kortney Haag is in the process of delivering her 2nd child....Ouch! But so totally cool! We'll keep you posted..

* At 5:54 PM Kortney told us via e-mail that the baby, who is either a boy or a girl, weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20 inches long.

* At about 6:20 PM she sent a photo and reported that he had boy parts and has been given the totally cool name, Keaton. Mother and son are doing fine. Owen, Kort's first-born, is with gramma and Derek is on his fifth Margarita.

Congrats, Haags!

Triathlon Deluxe With Fries...

In addition to being a tremendous multisport athlete, Scott Penticoff is a totally cool guy. And burgerhonest and trustworthy, too, in case those qualities aren't covered by his total coolness.

Scott claims that Newt's--A Local Tradition Since 1980!--serves the best burger in the whole goshdarn state of Minnesota, not just Rochester, where it is located.

We trust Scott and plan to meet him and whoever else chooses to join us at Newt's after this Sunday's RochesterFest Triathlon. NEWT'S WEBSITE. Everybody's invited! Scott plans to get "The Works" burger: 3/4 pound of of beef with everything on it and a full pound of fries. We're thinking of getting "Todd's Burger," which includes several strips..

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The Art of De-Casting...

By Bonnie Platre

castMost people acquire sponsorships via impressive podium finishes, amazing splits, and breaking course records. Me?

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Massey Ferguson in the Transition Area...


The 7th edition of the Lake Minnetonka Triathlon will be staged this Saturday in Excelsior. Named the 2009 Triathletes Choice Favorite Race of the Year, this event has it all. A great venue. An elephantine transition area. Great courses. Great atmosphere...

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deeked at the first buoy...

alexBy Alex Hooke

I was very torn between racing the Liberty 1/2 and Trinona this year.
I loved the Liberty Tri last year even though I had a bit of a meltdown.
Part of me wanted to go back because I felt like I had unfinished
business there. That said, I heard from many folks that Trinona was a
great new race and the opportunity to be a part of it, help it grow, and
stay closer to home in Rochester proved too tempting.

It was my first race of the year so my main goal was just to race hard ...

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