Race Coverage

Successful Debut...

chaseTaggart Downare's impressive season got even impressiver today. This morning the 40-year-old tagfrom St. Cloud (photo-Taggart with his pets) recorded his first career win. The race was the 1st annual Chase the Police Triathlon in beautiful Walker, a nice little town on scary-sounding Leech Lake that has a cool yesteryearesque courthouse (photo below). (For those of you who don't know, which is almost everybody, except for residents of Walker, the 114-year old town, which was founded by Patrick McGarry, is the home of "Ah-Gwa-Ching," the first residential facility for TB patients. We're not totally sure what "Ah-Gwa-Ching" means but but we know its an Ojibwe deal. We suspect that, loosely translated, it means "place for many people who cough alot."..

Tag--that's what Daryl Stevens calls Taggart--used an overpowering bike split to keep the rest of the field at bay. Ultimately his courthousemargin of victory over Take the Hill Tri winner Brad Severson, who, as you may have guessed, placed 2nd, was 1:49. Eric Carder, the pride of Breezy Point, rounded out the mens Top 3.

The womens podium consisted of winner Leann Bronson, who has a really full head of hair (two hairs per folicle at least) and is a total hoot, perhaps the hootiest person in her hometown of Superior, Wisconsin, 2nd-placer Chistine Mitchell of Maple Grove and the proudly hyphenated Marjie Carr-Oxley of Roseville, who took 3rd.

Organizers were pleased with the turnout, as well they should have been. Two-hundred and thirty-eight people finished the race, 14 of whom were law enforcement professionals. Very cool.

We commend the event's timers for posting results in such a prompt fashion. Chase the Police Tri RESULTs

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