Race Coverage

"When The Going Gets Tough....."

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IRONMAN 70.3 WISCONSIN - As in the full Ironmant, Minnesota triathletes excelled in the 70.3. Despite inhospitable conditions, two men cracked their gender's overall Top 10, only to be outdone by our state's women, who earned half of their gender's overall Top 10 spots. Additionally, five Minnesotans podiumed, Olympic style, in their respective Age Groups. We are listing those athletes below, but they are not the only MInnesotans that rocked out that the 70.3. We encourage everyone to click on the "FULL RESULTS" link below to check out all the Minnesota times and placings.

 

Note that two of the athletes listed here--AJ MANNING and NICOLE HEININGER--are what we consider "Honorary Minnesotans." AJ lives in Fargo and races more often than not on our side of the Red River. He was named Minnesota's "Most Improved" athlete in 2020 and will likely be nominated for 2021 honors, as well as a spot on Team Minnesota. Nicole lived in Minnesota until recently when a job opportunity relocated her to Madison, Wisconsin. She was our state's Rookie of the Year in 2013 and has been nominated for numerous MMH awards.

 

MINNESOTA MEN* IN OVERALL TOP 10:

5th - AJ MANNING (Fargo*) - 4:32:04

10. TOM EMMERICH (Alexandria) - 4:45:16

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MINNESOTA WOMEN* IN THE OVERALL WOMEN'S TOP 10:

1. NICOLE HEININGER (Madison / White Bear Lake) - 5:07:16

5. JESSIE STEVENS (Minneapolis) - 5:17:40 (photo L)

7. CHRISTINA ROBERTS (St. Louis Park) - 5:18:51)photo L)

9. WHITNEY GREILANGER (St. Paul) - 5:23:31

10. LISA FILZEN (Duluth) - 5:25:58 (top photo)

 

AGE GROUP TOP 3: 

18-24M - 3rd - GARRETT WILLIAMS (Minneapolis) - 5:11:14

30-34W - 1st - NICOLE HEININGER (WBL / Madison, WI) - 5:07:16

30-34W - 3rd - LISA FILZEN (Duluth) - 5:25:58

35-39W - 2nd - JESSIE STEVENS (Lakeville) - 5:17:40

35-39W - 3rd - CHRISTINA ROBERTS (St. Louis Park) - 5:18:51

FULL RESULTS

 

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