Race Coverage

Brooke Is 2-For-2 in 2010


(Photos: Madonna, who wasn't at the race. We don't have a picture of Brooke Larsen yet, though her dad said he'd send us some. If you squint, Brooke and Madonna look an awful lot alike. Well, they both have blonde hair. We'll post pics of Ms. Larsen when they are available. Below - Two-time LBL champ Matt Payne.)

The totally cool and well-produced Land Between the Lakes TriathlonAlbert Lea Tri Logo is the first event on our state's annual multisport calendar that features a lake swim. The temps in Fountain Lake have been sub-bath-water-ish during the first five runnings of this race. This morning, however, the water was a quasi-balmy

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Doing What They Do Best

DKT & CY take Gear West Du crowns--Again.

Cool To Watch

cathy-lee-and-hubbyAssigned the task of taking splits from the transition bike in and out affords a nice view of the race especially when your partner is doing all of the work (thanks Sarah Foley!).

As always this race brings out a stellar field and is fun to see who is on their game early in the year and what new multi-sporters are joining the fray and going to be the next big names on the scene.

Here are some very basic observations between the timing splits, it

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Gear West Duathlon Stuff...

GW Du Start

In an earlier post we admitted that it was more fun to be wrong than right when predicting racing performances. Well, we were in ecstasy after Sunday's Gear West Duathlon.

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Rookie Race. Rookie Champions

Rain. Wind. Thunder. Lightning zapped a tree across the street from the venue. Seventy minute delay. Squeegees in transition. A fine event, nevertheless. Baby back ribs and pulled pork afterward. Gastronomic heaven.

Not Amy WoolseyThe girl in the picture (L) is Amy Woolsey. We filched the pic from Facebook. This Amy Woolsey is NOT the Amy Woolsey who won the inaugural Green Lake Duathlon this morning, but this was the only Amy Woolsey photo we could find.

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California 70.3

Germany's Michael Raelert and Australia's Mirinda Carfrae, who are arguably their respective gender's premier half distance racers, reinforced the argument with big wins over amazingly deep fields on March 27 at Ironman California 70.3 in Oceanside. Raelert out-raced runner-up Matt Reed of Boulder, CO by almost two minutes. Carfrae's margin over 2nd-placing Scot, Lesley Paterson, was a porcine 5:02. RESULTS

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