Race Previews

A Great Up North Experience!

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What Is The Great Up North Triathlon?

 

By Ashley Hall

The second my feet hit the water all the nervousness and anxiety about the next hour and a half disappeared. Suddenly the focus shifted from what everyone was doing around me to what can I accomplish today? The cheering from the crowd, the encouragement of the other athletes and the calmness of Rainy Lake brought a new light to the word competition. In all my years competing in sports, I had never experienced a more encouraging crowd or a more amazing group of athletes than at the Rainy Lake Triathlon.

Fellow triathletes (because I can now use that word ), had told me once I did my first triathlon I would be hooked and that it’s like no other competition and boy were they right! I grew up playing volleyball and basketball, recently developed a love for hockey (upon moving to the...

Exciting Upgrades!

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buff2019.pngPress Release:  Active Central MN 2-5-19
 
 Active Central MN, which is the new nonprofit organization that has taken over management of the Apple Duathlon, the Buffalo Triathlon, Graniteman Clearwater, and Graniteman Big Lake is proud to announce some exciting upgrades for the upcoming 2019 season!
 
Active Central MN exists to support and sustain local events that benefit the health, fitness, and overall wellness of our community.  Active Central offers logistical, financial, and management support to key local events, so that they can continue to be offered year after year to the people of Central MN and beyond.  Active Central MN hopes to expand the number of events it supports in the future as well as the variety of activities those events provide....

Winter Tri Nationals Moves to Wirth Park...

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USA Triathlon is excited to join the Loppet Winter Triathlon for the 2019 USA Triathlon Winter Triathlon National Championships! The event will take place on Sunday, March 17 at Theodore Wirth Regional Park, just west of Downtown Minneapolis. Don't miss your chance to compete in triathlon's most unique form! ...

The Final Multi of the Season...

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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....

Will Minnesotans Rock at IMOO? We Think So...

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IRONMAN WISCONSIN - Can you believe that Ironman Wisconsin will celebrate it's 17th anniversary on Sunday? It's true. Our region's grandest multisport event, one that is arguably the premier "domestic," ie. "mainland," 140.6, has been around for almost two decades already.

Time flies when you're having fun....

Square Lake XIX Preview...

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sqlakesprint.pngSQUARE LAKE PREVIEW - Next Saturday and Sunday the Square Lake 70.3 (Saturday) and Sprint (Sunday) will happen. We glanced at an entrant list last week and saw that world class amateur endurance athlete JAN GUENTHER, now 59, was on the 70.3 start list. This got us excited. We recall the 2001 Square Lake races when Jan won the Half IM on Saturday, returned on Sunday and placed 2nd in the Sprint. Two years later--she missed 2002 because she was busy WINNING Ironman Wisconsin, which shared the same weekend--she won the half again. Exhausted, she lay in the grass afterward and asked how hot it was. She was told that temps were in the mid-90s, with dew points in the mid-70s. She replied, "Good. That explains why I feel so lousy."

Despite the broiling temps and juicy air, Jan set a course and masters record in 2003. Her time was a circumstantially remarkable 4:49:21...

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