Joe, Bettina, Christel and Meleah....


In 2020, JOE ADRIAENS demonstrated improved short course speed proving that he is ready to win races. (photo L)


Hey MTN!

I will for sure be back to race next year along with Emma! As for encouraging words to would-be participants: Take a chance on something new. The MN triathlon community is one of the most welcoming groups of individuals I have ever seen. You don’t need the most expensive bike or wetsuit. Use something borrowed to help get your foot in the door. For anyone with questions feel free to direct message me and I will gladly help answer any of your questions or concerns! Can’t wait for 2021... - Joe Adriaens


From 2016 to 2019, BETTINA KEPPERS won six triathlons and collected a total of 16 podium finishes...(Photo R)...


Hi MTN, thanks for reaching out! I do plan to race in 2021 and I'm really looking forward to it! .... - Bettina Keppers



CHRISTEL KIPPENHAN's resume features at least 10 wins and three Minnesota Master of the Year nominations. (photo L)


I'mmeleahshadow.png definitely planning to compete this year. I have not yet finalized my plans because I also have to go to Germany (Covid willing) because two nephews are getting married. I know I will do Worlds in Edmonton, but I won't be able to do Nationals. Other than that, I have some ideas but that's it ... maybe I can do a triathlon in Germany? At the moment I'm really busy in getting my classes ready  ... so I have nothing really smart to say, just know that even without any races, working out, especially in the beautiful countryside of Northern Minnesota kept me sane. - Christel Kippenhan


Long course aficionado MELEAH MURPHY's scorecard is highlighted by a breakout victory at Square Lake 70.3 last fall.



I plan to race IM Coeur d’Alene in June and Madison 70.3 in September. 

Looking forward to racing in 2021!! 

Meleah Murphy, PT, DPT (photo R)