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June 2021 Athletes of the Month!

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Bakyleaom.pngsed on a minimum of two outstanding performances during the month in question, though for our purposed,  "June 2021" includes May performances, and in one case, an even earlier effort, the Minnesota Multisport Honors Committee had determined its AOMs. Our thanks to MIKE BUENTING, who reps "Speed Hound," for providing cool swag for the winners.

JUNE 2021 ATHLETES OF THE MONTH:  KYLE SWENSON & RACHEL ZILININSKAS

The men's AOM was contentious. Some of the Committee members favored DAVID KOPPEL, based on his two wins, the first of which--Buffalo Olympic--was arguably the men's Performance of the Month. In the end,...

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Cheryl & Doobie's "Kidney-versary"...

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By Doobie Kurus & Cheryl Zitur

Doobie Kurus and Cheryl Zitur celebrate their 5th Anniversary...
 
Ok, that headline was misleading. It should have read Doobie Kurus and Cheryl Zitur celebrate their 5th "Kidney-versary", because 5 years ago on June 30th, they each donated one of their kidneys to help save someone's life. People often worry how a donor's life might be affected, but 5 years later here's what they've been up to, and we think you'll be impressed.

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I donated to my oldest son Chris who lives in Denver.  He is still doing great!  He continues to be active playing hockey, kickball, volleyball and skiing in the winter.  We are so happy he is healthy!!  

I continue to train for triathlons! I completed an Ironman 1 year after donation and a Marathon in 2019 qualifying for Boston but it was cancelled due to Covid.   I swim, bike and run every week and teach strength and conditioning classes 3 days a week.  My goal is to do at least 3 triathlons a year.  I am also enjoying many trips to Florida to play with my twin Grandkids.  I have met so many awesome donors over the years and am part of a Facebook group...

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Stuff Beginners Need to Know...

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By Holly Bennett (triathlete.com)

As part of your intro to the sport, consider why you’re taking up triathlon to begin with and what you hope to gain from the beginner triathlon training experience. Are you motivated purely by the desire to have fun and expand your social circle? Are you looking for a fitness kick in the pants to battle the bulge of middle age? Were you inspired by media coverage of a seemingly impossible pursuit? Are you an athletic type already, aiming to be a serious contender? Whatever your reasons at the start, formulating your goals and priorities will help you plan a race season best suited to your desires and strengths....

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Committed to Growing the Sport....

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By USA Triathlon

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Triathlon today unveiled Elevate 2028, the organization’s 2021-2028 Strategic Plan, which will guide its priorities, decision-making processes and culture through the next two Olympic and Paralympic Quadrennials. The robust set of guiding principles, goals and strategies will enable USA Triathlon to grow participation, provide unmatched support to the multisport community, and reach vast new audiences culminating at the Olympic and Paralympic Games Los Angeles 2028.
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Ted's Schedule - Part II ...

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By Ted Treise (https://www.instagram.com/ttreise/)

The Meat and Potato’s.

I am deeming this section the meat and potatoes of the season. These are races on the schedule that I’ve done before (mostly) at a distance I’ve done many times before. There are two goals surrounding these races – executing them with a high level of precision and figuring out what I am good at course wise. These races are: ...

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