Race Coverage

Snoopy PJs & a Ute...

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Here is mini-coverage of one the remaining two races--COON RAPIDS and CHANHASSEN--of Life Time Fitness's Winter Indoor Triathlons. Visit our calendar page to link to Life Time's Spring Indoor events, which will take place in late March and again in early April. 

 

COON RAPIDS - To no one's surprise, masters tri-stud / mountain bike devotee LUKE NELSON finished atop the 40-member field, posting a four-point win over CORY SWINGEN. Nelson, a true "family man" and professional firefighter bought Snoopy Christmas PJs (photo) for his whole family. Very cool!

Like Nelson, Cory is an addicted MTB guy, having done the awesome Lutsen 99er on several occasions. A music lover, one of Swingen's favorite bands is "Frightened Rabbit." We've never heard of them, so we visited their Facebook page and listened to one of their tunes ("Ahem"). It was pretty darn good!

Placing 4th overall and winning for the women at CR Indoor was ELISHA KEKACS, a former collegiate hurdler (University of Utah) who outran her gendermates by a significant margin. A dedicated summer triathlete/duathlete, Elisha gravitates toward the long stuff, i.e. half and full IMs. She has many chldren (three, we think?),  and her husband has a handsome beard. We think she has had a successful Lasik procedure and likes Hawaiian coffee....

 

Placing 2nd for the women was SONJA JENKO, whose strong swim split kept her in front of, though briefly, the next three women finishers. According to Linkedin, Sonja is a nuclear fuel analyst, which sounds dangerous but very important. We saw a cool 2013 pic of her with a big bearded guy holding a salmon, which suggests that she might have grown up in Alaska.Then we saw a video of her doing a Dr. Pepper commercial. In it she said she is from Kodiak, Alaska, which makes us wonder if the town (and island) was named after the bears, or vice versa?

We digress.

Here are the Top 3 male and female finishers of the 2019 Life Time Coon Rapids Inddor Trithlon:

1. ELISHA KEKACS - 110 points, 2. SONJA JENKO - 83 points, 3. LEIGHA BARTA - 82 points.

1. LUKE NELSON - 120 points, 2. CORY SWINGEN - 116 points, 3. MARTIN CROSS - 111 points.  FULL RESULTS

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