Race Coverage

Great Shot, Paul!

lake nokomisWe've looked at hundreds of great photos from Saturday's Life Time Fitness Triathlon. This artsy fartsy shot, taken by the gifted Paul Phillips, is one of our faves. It appears also in the Triathlete Magazine online photo galley and, of course, on Paul's great website.


There are other great shots on the next page and links to various galleries can be found on page two of the original race coverage story (Life Time Fitness Stuff....)

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Recidivists Rule...

timberDan Cohen won his 3rd consecutive Timberman Triathlon today. His Margin victory over dear friend and coaching partner John Shelp, who placed 2nd, was a thick 3:23.

Runner-up in 2009 and 2008, Brooks Grossinger took 3rd today.

The women's champ was Jan Guenther, a four-time winner here. Her outstanding 2:09:29--she's 51 for goshsakes!-- landed her at the finish line 2:12 ahead of 2nd placing Suzie Finger. Angel Hohenstein took 3rd....

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Life Time Fitness Stuff...(With Results & Links)

paul* It's possible that as early as 2016 Cathy Yndestad will have to take off a shoe in ltforder to count her Life Time Fitness victories. The amazing CY picked up her 5th LTF win this morning. That covers one hand. She'll start counting on the second hand next year.

* Catherine Lee continues to excel in 2010. She placed 4th at LTF. Elite Master Sarah Mercer of Golden Valley finished 7th.

* The men's Elite Amateur race was won by late registrant Patrick Davis of Ankeny, IA. Davis' 2010 resume features a win at Miami International and a 2nd at Hy-Vee. Previously undefeated in 2010, Cirlce Pines' Patrick Parish placed 2nd. Columbia Height's Matt Payne took 4th and rookie phenom Daniel Hedgecock (Minneapolis) finished 6th. Other Minnesotans in the EA Top 10 were Josh Riff (7th) and Steve Sander (10th)....

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Minneman Bonus: Like Coverage, But Not Really..

doobieHave you seen YndeCam's spectacular MINNEMAN photos yet?

No? Do yourself a favor and visit yndecam.com ASAP. If you're a Facebooker, you can check out the highlight images on Kerry Yndestad's page. Kerry and company wield their Nikons as adroitly, and with as much aplomb and panache as Joe Mauer wields his Louisville Slugger.

To inspire you to visit Kerry's site, we'll describe some of the more compelling, in our humble opinion, shots.

* 0002: Co-Race Director Jonny J de-waxing his right ear.

* 0009 - The Minneman was not just a triathlon, it also hosted the 2010 Pillsbury Smile-Off. These are the finalists....

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Like NASCAR, Only Different...

By Darin Wieneke

If you felt the need to watch speed this past 4th of July weekend, you..should have traveled to Lake George Regional Park in Oak Grove for MinneMan. The racing was so fast and furious it would have made diehard...NASCAR fans put down their Budweisers to applaud the performances.

It was clear that records were going to fall almost immediately after Race Director Jeremy Sartain announced "3-2-1 Go!" The racers skimmed through the short and shallow .3 mile swim and seemed to be entering TI before becoming completely wet. Thaddeus Ingersoll covered the swim course in a breakneck split of 4:25. David Thompson, Devon Palmer, Kevin O'Connor, and Matthew Payne appeared closely in his rear-view mirror in the men's elite race heading into TI.

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4th Eve Fireworks at Lake George...


Cathy Yndestad & Jenny Shaughnessy were two of the brightest stars in the Minneman VI galaxy...Stories & More Photos coming..RESULTS