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Minnesota Multisport Awards - The official nominees for the Minnesota Female Master (age 40-54) of the Year are: Jan Guenther (51, Mound), Christel Kippenhan (45, Bemidji), Sarah Mercer (42, Golden Valley) and Julia Weisbecker (44, Mendota Heights). Jan is an eight-time winner of this award. This is the first nomination for Christel and Julia; Sarah was nominated on one prior occasion. It was for

Other fast 40-plussers receiving serious nomination consideration were Robin Tedlund (51, Duluth), Ann Snuggerud (43, Chaska) and Wendy Bengston (44, Chippewa Falls, WI)

2010 Competitive Highlights:

* Jan Guenther - Wins @ Timberman & Heart of the Lakes, 2nd place @ Lake Waconia, Lake Minnetonka & Maple Grove Olympic; 6th @ Gear West Duathlon.

* Christel Kippenhan - 2nd @ Northwoods & Lakes Country; 3rd @ Young Life Olympic; 4th @ Heart of the Lakes; 5th @ Brewhouse; 7th @ Manitou; 10th @ Lake Waconia.

julia* Sarah Mercer - 1st @ Lake Minnetonka; 2nd @ Trinona Olympic; 5th @ Minneman; 7th--1st Elite Master--@ Life Time Fitness; 8th @ Gear West Duathlon.

* Julia Weisbecker (photo L) - 1st amateur / 2nd overall @ Maple Grove Olympic; 2nd @ Lakefront Days & Square Lake Sprint; 3rd @ Lake Waconia; 7th @ Gear West Duathlon & Minneman; 11th @ Best of the US National Championship.

The MMAs will be presented at Tri Night 2010 on December 4. Event details to follow.

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