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Minnesota's Last Tri of the Season...

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ONE LAST TRI - For most Minnesota triathletes, the 2019 season has concluded. For others, training continues in preparation for Kona or Ironman races in Tempe or Panama City. Others have their sights set on upcoming 70.3 events, like Augusta, Cozumel or Tempe.

There are others, however, that are not ready to retire the wetsuit and racing wheels until next year, and are hungry for at least one more close-to-home race.

The good news is that there is one more triathlon (and one more du after that) on the Minnesota schedule. It is appropriately named One Last Tri, and it's 14th edition is happening this Sunday at Ramsey County Beach on the northern shoreline of majestic White Bear Lake.

The event features Olympic-esque and Sprint races, with an Aquabike option as well.

Typically, we would mention some of the athletes that will be racing, but we haven't seen an entrant list. We do expect hometown folks like "LEVEL 7" TOM COUILLARD, ever-smiling MICHEL SANDERS and likely Grand Master of the Year nominee LUKE HARNED to be there. 

And DANI VSETECKA, winner of eleven of the 18 multis she's done in her elite career, including the OLT in 2016, told us that she was entered, thus we know one of the favorites.

We wouldn't be surprised in Dani's fiance, rookie pro TED TREISE (pronounced "Try -See") also decides to race....

 

Historically, OLT Sprint fields a plethora of talented teens, and we hope that tradition continues. We'd be surprised if, say, KYLE SWENSON, SIMONE LUNDQUIST, JACK HENNEN and the BELL sisters, all of whom have rocked here in the past, weren't on the starting line.

And while we don't know most of those who will be racing, we do know that the race will be exciting and important.

Important?

Yeah. It is the last chance to celebrate Minnesota's awesome tri season and community, so we encourage everyone who has yet to sign up, to do so ASAP. 

We also encourage the fence-straddlers out there to de-straddle and make the trek to White Bear Lake on Sunday.  WEBSITE

 

 

 

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