Race Coverage

Photogenic Dismounts & Running For Both of Us...

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By Dani Vsetecka (danivsetecka.com)

 

Ironman 70.3 Texas  Race Report - The lead up to this race was both uneventful and very eventful.  Training was pretty stable and consistent.  After a solid offseason and recovery at the end of last season, I started to pick it up at the beginning of January with Matt Hanson’s training camp in Clermont, FL.  We had a wonderful time getting outside on our bikes, putting in some base miles, and getting some sun. I also joined Matt Hanson’s Racing Team for the season and am pretty stoked being able to be part of the community and continued checking off my coach, Jen Harrison’s, workouts one by one.  


    The eventfulness came in my non-triathlon life. After months of loading up my bike, swim gear, running shoes, Normatecs, and basically my entire life in no less than 10 bags into my car every weekends to visit Ted in Minneapolis, I decided it was a good time to make a change. I was ready to move on in my career and on December 17th, I became a Clinical Research Program Manager for UnitedHealth Group’s Research and Development department.  I can’t say enough good things about this super fun and nerdy job so far (including a recent promotion to Associate Research Director!) and living in Minneapolis has been a dream....

The Thought Must Have Crossed Her Mind...UPDATED...

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Like Nationals, St. Anthony's Triathlon is one of "those" races.

As a super high-profile event, St. A attracts our country's most ambitious amateurs. Success there is often a springbard to a pro career....

YWCA's Indoor Season Finale....

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YWCA Indoor Triathlon #4 - KAITLIN RANDOLPH has mastered the indoor tri thing, and we are anxious to see how she fares in outdoor races this summer. The cat-loving Carleton grad had entered, and won, the women's title in all four of the YWCA's Indoor tris she did this winter/spring. In January, she won the Sprint race outright. In February, March and April, she won the long course events, each effort faster than the one before.

It should be noted that Randolph's margin of victory two weekends ago was slim, just four seconds ahead of FRANCIE STREICH (photo), who is a HOOT! MTN featured her in March 2018 after her runner-up YWCA Indoor effort. LINK

Kaitlin has limited outdoor swim-bike-run experience, but has said she plans to get more involved this year. If so, she will be one of several emerging women MTN (and the MMH Committee) will be watching closely. 

Who are some of the others?

PAIGE SCHULZ, PAULINE AAMODT and RACHEL ZILINSKAS.

So you know, the April YWCA Indoor happened on April 14, and boasted it's best turnout of the year, and perhaps ever. One hundred and twenty-nine athletes finished the event, which was 35 more than the second largest 2019 turnout (February)....

Team Buenting = Team USA...

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By Mike Buenting (mikebuenting.wordpress.com)

April 13th and 14th 2019 USA Triathlon (USA Duathlon) brought National Championships to Greenville, SC. If you have never been to Greenville I suggest you go visit it is a beautiful city and the people are so very kind and wonderful! Before I share the success of the weekend I want to say thank you to USA Triathlon for producing an amazing event, to Tri Bike Transport for getting out bikes safely to the race site and to Camp from Tri Bike Transport for all his service and help and just being a great guy! Thanks to F2C Nutrition for their support and the fuel that keeps Team Buenting hydrated!

I am so blessed that my family shares the healthy way of lifestyle that I live by and am passionate about. My wife Shannon who aged up to 50 this year, my daughter Bella 16 years old and myself who also aged up to 45 this year circled this event in the fall and said let’s get the entire family qualified for Team USA and World Championships 2020! We all knew a race in early April coming out of a miserable and brutal Minnesota winter was not going to be easy! When you can’t get outside much and run because of snow/ice/cold and you are stuck indoors on a bike trainer all winter it’s not ideal for having yourself in peak shape to compete at an event of this level! But it is what we had to deal with so Team Buenting just focused and adapted to conditions as mother nature gave them to us and got ourselves ready to compete....

Another National Title For Parish!

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By Usatriathlon.org

GREENVILLE, S.C. — More than 500 run-bike-run specialists crossed the finish line Sunday at the USA Triathlon Duathlon National Championships in Greenville, South Carolina, as athletes competed for national titles and World Championship spots in two distances. 


The Non-Drafting Standard-Distance National Championships kicked off the day, with athletes covering an 8.45-kilometer run, 39-kilometer bike and 4.5-kilometer run on a rainy morning at Lakeside Park. 


Patrick Parish (Minneapolis, Minn.) was the overall men’s champion. The 34-year-old broke the tape with a time of 1 hour, 43 minutes, 23 seconds. Thirty-six-year-old Meghan Fillnow (Charlotte, N.C.) took the women’s overall championship, winning with a time of 1:57:54...

Gophs Rock at College Nationals...

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By Garrett Williams

This past weekend the Gophers sent twenty of their finest to Tempe, Arizona for USAT Collegiate Nationals. The weekend of racing was a huge success, with the women finishing 12th (tied for their highest ever) and the men 33rd, combining for 19th overall out of 97 of the best teams in the nation.

Racing began Friday morning with the men’s Draft Legal race. Andy Hardt and Nico Mendivil led the way for the Gophers, putting in great efforts in an ultra-competitive race. The women were next, with Mélanie Mahoney and Heather Taylor repping the maroon and gold. Both had fantastic races, with Mélanie finishing an impressive 25th. Saturday was the big day for the team, featuring both the Olympic distance race in the morning and the mixed...

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