Race Coverage

Barking With the Big Dogs...

Though he's won 61 multis in his impressive career, St. Paul's David Thompson, aka DKT, is quick to point out that some of his most dktsatisfying performances were non-winning efforts. His 2nd at the ultra-competitive Escape from Alcatraz in 2008 was such an effort, as was his 3rd at Chicago in 2007. At Alcatraz he was beaten by superstar Andy Potts; Greg Bennett and Craig Walton were the guys who preceded him at Chicago. It's no disgrace to be beaten by guys of that caliber.

Yesterday, DKT finished 2nd at the Philly Tri, a race he's won on three occasions. We suspect that David would claim that his 2010 performance was as satisfying, if not moreso, than his 2009, 2008 and 2006 victories.

Why? ...

First of all, this year's race was significantly more competitive than in seaon's past. This is undoubtedly due to the fact that the Philly Tri is now a member of the prestigious Toyota Cup / Life Time Fitness Series.

Secondly, the man who beat him, albeit only by 36 seconds, was two-time Olympic medalist (Silver in 2004, Bronze in 2008) and former ITU World Champion (2004) Bevan Docherty of New Zealand, who has been one Triathlon's premier Olympic distance racers for the past decade.

MTN congratulates David on yet another sterling performance. PHILLY TRI RESULTS

Please update your Flash Player to view content.
Please update your Flash Player to view content.
Please update your Flash Player to view content.