Race Coverage

Kevin's Words...

By Kevin Pates

The Brewhouse Triathlon owes much to Duluthian Brian Bich, who helped promote the race while winning eight long-course titles, including five in a row through 2006.....

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Waseca Stuff...

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Weekend Racing...

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Krista's Triumpant Ordeal...

kristaChisago Lakes Triathlon founder/director Gloria West has received a profusion of complimentary e-mails after this year's race. She asked if one of the letters could be shared with MTN's readership. We were happy to oblige.

"Chisago Lakes 2010 was my first triathlon and I am 46 years old and not an athlete. I started training in March and at that time I could only bike 9 miles an hour, I had not swum laps since 10th grade (1978) and I could not continuously run for more than 2 minutes at a time. I had not been in a bathing suit in public in 15 years. In the last 2 years I have lost almost 100 pounds and so I thought this would be a good challenge to keep from gaining the weight back. (I'm still an Athena and almost a Clydsdale) I agreed to do the triathlon with a group of my girlfriends and my...

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Successful Debut...

chaseTaggart Downare's impressive season got even impressiver today. This morning the 40-year-old tagfrom St. Cloud (photo-Taggart with his pets) recorded his first career win. The race was the 1st annual Chase the Police Triathlon in beautiful Walker, a nice little town on scary-sounding Leech Lake that has a cool yesteryearesque courthouse (photo below). (For those of you who don't know, which is almost everybody, except for residents of Walker, the 114-year old town, which was founded by Patrick McGarry, is the home of "Ah-Gwa-Ching," the first residential facility for TB patients. We're not totally sure what "Ah-Gwa-Ching" means but but we know its an Ojibwe deal. We suspect that, loosely translated, it means "place for many people who cough alot."..

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Impressive Stuff...

parkSooooooo much about Sunday's Chisago Lakes Triathlon(s) was impressive, and not just basic stuff, like DKT's sub-4 hour winning time, or Patrick Parish's and Jenny Wilcox's crushings of the race records in the sprint. That's really good stuff, though.

What else was there to be impressed with then, you ask?

How about how downright maturishly Ross Weinzierl and Joanna Hall handled their misfortunes. Ross was kicking tush when he was forced to DNF. How did he handle it? With an understanding shrug of the shoulders, a big smile--which is a ubiquitous part of his extroverted signature--and the clear understanding that there will be other opportunities.

You thoroughly impressed us, Ross. (See photo on next page. Ross is the tall smiley guy on the left.)

Poor pretty Joanna. Two flats and more than a half hour of..

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