Race Coverage

Manitou Makeover...

By Kris Swarthout

The OptumHealth Performance Manitou Triathlon took on a new look this year. swim

Visually we used the event to introduce the world to OptumHealth Performance (formally SCS Multisport).

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Like Something Out of Swamp Thing...But Totally Good...

tom bBy Tom Bisel

The race venue at Trinona

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Wow! What a Sandwich!

By Darin Wieneke

The 2010 edition of the Trinona Triathlon unfolded under gray and cloudy skies which kept temperatures comfortable and in the 60's throughout the swimrace.

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Did You Know That There is a Rapper Named "Loon?"

The 2010 Loon Lake Triathlon was staged in or near the community of Lake Crystal which has, according to its website,

Prelude to Race Coverage...

MTN's Darin Wieneke (photo) will be posting a Trinona race report later today. Moments ago he sent us this cool, capitol-free, terse and borderline-pithy e-mail:

darini am still waiting for alex hoooke's email.  you do not have it by chance
do you?

trinona was very nice. the park is great and very scenic. one of the
better parks that i have seen with a close transition area. good food.
bbq pork sandwiches. the big hill is a challenge.

A Manitou Does Not Have Antlers...

manitouDo you know what "Manitou" means? Neither did we, though we incorrectly assumed it had antlers, until we googled the word. The scary image displayed here IS NOT the Manitou for which the popular triathlon was named. But it does make us want to rent the movie. The un-frightening definition comes from Algonquin culture. A totally cool old Native American deal referring to the interconnection of spirits and balances in nature. That kind of mystical/philosophical stuff.

Here's the Wikipedia LINK

Observations about the 21st Manitou Triathlon, a totally spirited event:

* The event hosted Youth Elite, Junior Elite and Elite Development athletes from all over the U.S. The youngsters put on

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