Race Previews

2023 Chisago Preview...Updated *!


2023 CHISAGO PREVIEW - Below are some of the elite amateur triathletes that have enrolled in Sunday's races, which are celebrating their 17th anniversary.

DAN ARLANDSON, 47 (70.3) - Dan was first Master at both Des Moines and Gulf Coast 70.3s this season. A consist 4:20 performer at the half IM distance.

SEAN COOLEY, 38 (70.3) (Photo) - Winner of six halves in his tri career, he won the 2017 version of this race in 4:06:52 (non wetsuit).

MAGGIE FOURNIER,  48, WI (70,3) - Chisago PR of 4:42:39. Two time podium finisher here.

JAN GUENTHER, 64 (70.3) - Owner of two AG records at Chisago. She's undefeated in age group competition this tear. No surprise there.

BETH HASSLER, 67 (70.3) - Two-time Ironman Wisconsin AG winner. Could set a 656-W record. in Sunday.

* CARYN HERRICK, 33 (70.3) - Last year's runner-up is this year's favorite to win the women's title. She coming off a PR effort at Door County, where she threw down a 4:37:47.

DAVID KOPPEL,  37 (70.3) - A half IM PR of 4:14:10, David finished 2nd @ Tulsa 70.3 earlier this season.

BRANDON LEE, 42 (70.3) - Vastly improved in 2023, Brandon has an AG win at Des Moines this year, and a silver at Chattanooga....

MARGARET LUDICK, 38 (Olympic) - A decorated distance runner making her tri debut. We are anxious to see how she fares.

* JOHN REED, 25, PA (70.3) - Favored to win on Sunday. A second year pro, his half IM personal best is 3:54:42.

JEFFREW WARSHAW, 62 (70.3) - Jeffrey ran away with the Grand Master of the Year title in 2022. He owns the 60-64M record at Chisago.

PETER WIKMAN,  29 (70.3) - Frontrunner for Minnesota Most Imporved in 2023, Peter has a win and two seconds on the local scene this year. His 70.3 PR in 4:17:29 and we expect him to go even faster on Sunday, weather permitting.

BECKY. YOUNGBERG, 49 (Olympic) - With 47 career multisport victories on her resume, and three podium finishes at Chisago 70.3, we like Becky to win the women's title in the Olympic competition on Sunday.

CHERY ZITUR, 58 (Sprint) - Winner of 20 triathlons in her career, she owns an AG record at Chisago Sprint. Could podium on Sunday.

NOTE: These names were. pulled from last week's list of entrants. We do expect more credentialed athletes to enter.