Race Coverage

KIds These Days!

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Youth dominated at Sunday's MAPLE GROVE TRIATHLON. Teens took three of the four overall titles, the other was earned by a seasoned 22-year-old. Exciting stuff.

With four FAST overall wins thus far in 2021, KYLE SWENSON, 19, has shown that he might be the most talented male junior that our state has ever produced. His brilliant 1:55:07 in the Olympic race certainly drove that home. His victory margin over 2nd-place UW's IAN BORMETT was 2:24, and 3:17 in front of bronze medalist JOSH MORK, one of region's most accomplished tri star.

University of Iowa's LAUREN STEINKE, who is originally from St. Cloud, edged out likely 2021 Most Improved nominee KATIE DEREGNIER for the Olympic win. With her PR effort, KRISTINA SWENSON placed 3rd. ...

NOAH BILLINGS, 15, and ELIZABETH WEIDER, 16, won the Sprint race. It was Billing's 3rd overall win of the year. As for Weider, we were unable to unearth any previous triathlon results; running, yes, but tris, no. Winning her first ever triathlon is a big deal, especially considering her age, or lack thereof.

Keep racing, Elizabeth!

Seven hundred and forty-seven of the approximate 900 registrants crossed Maple Grove finish lines last weekend.

Results: https://runsignup.com/Race/Results/68961/#resultSetId-269054;perpage:100

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