Race Previews

The Final Multi of the Season...


FALL CLASSIC DUATHLON - The 13th edition of this season-finale event will happen this Saturday, and we hope that Minnesota athletes will take advantage of the opportunity to extend their seasons.

Have you read the event overview on TriFitnessWBL.com? Even if you have, we are reprinting it here because it's enticing stuff.

Join us for this fall classic that effectively finishes the multisport season in Minnesota. Same great course and same great time, but now managed by Tri Fitness and timed by Randy Fulton. The run course remains in the park and has participants running on paved trails. This is a fairly flat course with a shorter second run – just when you need it most! (The first run is 3 miles, the second 2.5 miles.) Enjoy the rolling hills of the park and surrounding horse country on your 14 mile bike ride. This is a great course for first time duathletes as well as those more experienced duathletes looking to get in one more multisport event during the 2018 racing season or gauge their race performance against their earlier finish time for the spring classic held on the same course....


New this year, we have added a barbecue following the race. Join us for turkey dogs and burgers and compare notes on your 2018 multisport season while enjoying the DJ efforts of Kyle Fulton. We have also given you the option to opt out of the medal and shirt and save some cash. Those opting for the shirts and medals will receive a long sleeve technical shirt and a finisher medal. Everyone is eligible for age group awards.
The MTN Guys would love to see a big turnout next Saturday. Here's a few other things we'd love to see:
- After the Square Lake 70.3 veteran endurance star JAN GUENTHER commented that she was heartened to see so many new faces at the race. All of the TriFitness races this year have hosted lots of newbies, and those who are relatively new to the multisport lifestyle. This is awesome, and we'd love to see lots of these folks this weekend, AND a bunch of those heretofore timid people who had planned to give a tri or a du a try this year, but haven't been able to take the plunge. To those folks we say, "Do this!" And you'll be glad you did. You'll discover that it's not nearly as intimidating as you feared it would be, in fact, it will be fun. Plus, you'll become an official member of Minnesota's amazing multisport community, and make a lot of new friends in the process.
- Because MTN likes to comment on the elite participants, we'd like to see the guys who rocked the Top Two places on this course at the Oakdale Du last May, to show up on race day. We're talking about JACOB OLSEN and his college buddy JESSOP KEENE. Another great trun-bike-run  effort by Olsen could land him a Duathlete of the Year nomination. With a win, Keene could conceivably earn a spot on Team MInnesota.
The Top Two women at Oakdale were decorated stars CHRISTINA ROBERTS and DIANE HANKEE. We'd love to see one or both of them return. We also hope that SARAH LEMBKE returns. Oakdale was Sarah's first multisport race, and she finished 6th among the women.
And if Roberts comes back, there's a good chance her main guy, JORDAN ROBY will tag along, too. And we'd love to see the guy who gave Jordan, who placed 3rd at Oakdale, all he could handle, DAVID KOPPEL (David placed 4th just 12 seconds behind Roby), sign-up, too.
- And we hope that NIKKI DOSTERT SUDBERRY (photo R) will be on hand, either to race (she was 7th at Oakdale) or spectate. Why? Because she's a HOOT!


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