Race Coverage

A Gator, a Guy Named Roger & Key Lime Pie...

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By Mary Deeg

Race Report – Aquabike  - May 1, 2021 - Sebring, Florida

My last race was exactly 9 months ago on August 1, 2020. A local Minnesota sprint triathlon at Big Lake, MN. Prior to that all my races in 2020 were cancelled due to COVID making the last year very challenging to maintain focus and training to reach goals. Our hopes and plans to race at local, national and international world competitions were diminished in 2020.

With vaccines increasing and COVID cases declining, the Sebring Multisport Festival held the promise to provide an opportunity to race with new health safety protocols along with qualifying for Team USA. My husband, Jeff, and I made the decision to sign up for our first ever Olympic distance Aquabike. At the August 1 triathlon 9 months ago, Jeff experienced an unfortunate injury of rupturing his...

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Ted, Rachel & CY Excel at N. American Champs...

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Several triathletes with strong Minnesota ties excelled at the North American 70.3 Championships in hilly St. George, Utah last weekend. Check out these performances:

TED TREISE - Sophomore pro / 2020 Minnesota Triathlete of the Year lowered his 70.3 personal best from 4:08:29  at Augusta 2018, to 4:07:33 on the vastly more challenging southern Utah course. As a newcomer to pro racing he is focused as much on beating elite amateurs as he is on being competitive with established professional stars. He almost occomplished that last weekend, as only one elite amateur, Andrew Hall,  Utah's premier non-pro long distance triathlete according to Utah Tri Buzz, had a faster time. Hall, who like  Teddy, also PRed, his 4:04:58 bettering his prior best (4:07) by more than two minutes. ...

 

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NCAA Debut - "Lots of ThIngs Were Learned"...

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By Mike Buenting (mikebuenting.wordpress.com)

Bella debut NCAA triathlon race!

The past year has been anything but normal, March 13th 2020 a full blown pandemic happened with COVID 19 and the world has ever changed! ...

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Let 'Em Pass....

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ED. Elite Grand Master JEFF GILMER posted some important words on Facebook recently. It's a brief lesson on "perspective."

By Jeff Gilmer

August 2020 was my last Triathlon, where during the end of the run I ruptured my Achilles Tendon. One week later was surgery, then 3 months on crutches, then 3 months of PT....

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Inconvenience & Triumph....

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By Branden Scheel

Texas 70.3 Race report! /weekend recap: Galveston was a major milestone in our lives lately. It has been around 600 days since we have gotten to do what we love to do: Race.

We left Wednesday afternoon to make sure that we got there in time for the chaos that seems to follow us around to settle before the race. Good thing we did. Our flight went to MSP then Houston. During our stop in MSP I looked up rental cars just in case this shuttle didnt work out but I couldn't find any. Every site said sold out. We both looked at 7 different sites all saying sold out. The plane was leaving so we agreed to look once we got to Houston.

Upon arrival we went to the rental car parking garage that was 100% empty. We asked and they were indeed 100% sold out of cars. We asked if there was an event, they said no this happens every day... poor planning on their part but whatever. So we requested an uber for the hour car ride and got super lucky! It was a pickup!! 2 bikes and full luggage it was the only way we would make it. During the drive I ordered Pizza to be waiting for us at the air bnb. About 5 minutes later I realized that I messed up the address. I called back 5 times but no one answered. Hopefully they would call back and deliver it down the street?   ...

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High-Five Magic...

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By David Leard

Can We Start Again, Please?

I just got my covid-19 vaccine the other day so now I’m REALLY looking forward to getting back to racing this year. I thought this would be a good time to look back at one of my favorite Triathlon moments....

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