Race Coverage

Records Tumble at Buzz...

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8th Buzz Ryan Sprint Triathlon - ELAINE NELSON, Duluth's premier female triathlete for the last decade, won the women's title at the Buzz Ryan Sprint Triathlon for the seventh time in as many starts. Her career tri / du resume now boast 21 victories. Her margin of victory on Sunday over runner-up / lapsed triathlete LISA FILZEN was just over three minutes. Before her 6th place  finish a week ago at Timberman Olympic, Lisa hadn't raced in a  tri since the 2017 version of this event and thus had to be ecstatic with her 57:59 clocking, which was more than ten minutes faster than her  last effort here. We're anxious to see her future results.

Third place for the women went to three-time Master of the Year nominee CHRISTEL KIPPENHAN, 56, who placed 4th overall the previous weeken at Timberman Sprint. Her time there was an  age group record. We believe her 58:10 at Buzz is also an AG record....

For men's winner, TIM BONTRAGER, the W was his third in four tri starts in 2021. Moreover, his 46:12 knocked exactly one minute off the men's course record. 

Finishing 2nd behind Bontrager was two-time Minnesota Junior of the Year nominee CARSON DEICHMAN, now 18, whose 48:05  is the best ever by a teen at Buzz Ryan.

Finishing 3rd for the men was reigning Average  Joe champion COREY NYGAARD, who also dipped under the 1-hour mark (49:56).

A total of 107 athletes finished this year's event, which was held on our state's most race-heavy weekend thus far in 2021. RESULTS

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