Race Coverage

Fast Kids...

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GREEN LAKE COVERAGE - The 20th Green Lake Triathlon was another goodie. Friendly weather and a laid-back social vibe laid the groundwork for a wonderful event, and while most of the nearly 300 participants were enjoying the challenge, there were some at the front of the race that were serious about speed and podiums....

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Okay Races Are Better Than a Good Day at the Office...

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By Mitchell Clayton

Northwoods Race Report - My first race of the year was the Buzz Ryan Sprint Triathlon in mid-July, but before that I hadn’t done a multisport race since August of 2021. I decided to get back into racing triathlons this year with the goal of enjoying the process, not getting injured, and getting fit enough to begin “real” training in September, hopefully setting myself up for a big 2024 season. As part of this return-to-tri year, I registered far in advance for the Northwoods Sprint Tri, which took place in the small town of Nevis this past Saturday.

My wife, Vessa, and I live in Rochester. It’s a good city for us, but not exactly close to Nevis. We woke up at 12:45 on Saturday morning and made the 4.5 hour drive up north. We got to the venue and I immediately thought to myself, “This is why I do triathlons”. The transition area, the...

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Something You Don't See at Most Races...

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By Doobie Kurus

Moose Lake Race Report - A couple of years ago, I had an idea. "Wouldn't it be cool if I extended an invitation to past participants of the Hopkins Royal and 4WOMEN Triathlons to join me in a small town triathlon?" The thought being to get some familiar faces together to socialize and compete, while making a noticable increase to a smaller size race's registration numbers. Well after doing Moose Lake Triathlon (for the first time) last year, I decided that it might make a good option to try it out. For those that don't know, the Moose Lake Tri is located a little over 100 miles north of the Twin Cities, the bike course uses a few miles of the Willard Munger Trail, and the rest stop for the run course is next to the Moose Lake Correctional Facility. Got to admit, that's not something that most races can offer.

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Nelson and Keppers Again...

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2023 BREWHOUSE COVERAGE - Ontarioans earned two of the Top 3 steps of Brewhouse's Olympic podium yesterday. One of those guys, the winner, was collecting his first career triathlon win, the other - 3rd place--was a BH veteran who has won here twice and was making a triumphant return to the sport after cardiac arrest last winter. That man is KRIS NISULA (photo) and a wonderful story about his journey appeared in the Duluth News Tribune. Please check it out. It's inspiring stuff (LINK)....

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Chisago 70.3 Coverage & Other Stuff...

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ED. After an exhaustive back-and-forth with city officials, plus overwhelming support from our region's triathletes, the Chisago Lakes Triathlon will return for it's 19th anniversary and hopefuly for many years thereafter. Huge thanks to Gloia West and everyone who worked had to keep this iconic event at Paradise Park in Chisago City.

 

CHISAGO LAKES TRIATHLON COVERAGE - The 18th edition of the Chisago Lakes Triathlon was, as always, awesome, but sadly, there may not be a 19th, that is, at the wonderful Paradise Park venue. ...

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Ludick Rocks at Chisago...

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CHISAGO OLYMPIC & SPRINT COVERAGE - These events celebrated their second annivesaries last Sunday. Talented out-of-staters won both of the men's races. A 59-year-old phenom and a tri rookie / elite distance runner earned the women's overall titles.

In 2022, Most Improved runner-up ANDREW KERSHAW won the Olympic race rather handily over Wisconsin's IAN BORMETT and Iowa's NOAH BRENNY. This time, though, Brenny got payback. His excellent swim and run splits had Kershaw hoping that his superior bike split would, once again, put him at the front of the race. Andrew beat Brenny by more than seven minutes in 2022, and would come away with a solid time (1:57:41), but Noah has gone to another level this year, perhaps two or three levels. His final time proved to be 44-seconds faster than Kershaw's.

DYLAN WILLIAMS, who is proving to be the real deal, threw down a 33:33 run allowing him to close to withing 42 seconds of Andrew.

In her first tri, MARGARET LUDICK (photo) raced basically by herself in the first and third legs. A huge lead on the field out of the water would not sustain her on the bike leg. Eventual runner-up SARAH SILBERNAGEL was first into T2, but Ludick would run a 35:36. Enough said. Game over....

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