Monday, May 4, 2009


* Saturday, May 9 - 8th
annual Oakdale Duathlon at Lake Elmo Park Reserve - RACE IS FULL.

(Tracie Kent, pictured here, is a two-time podium finisher at Oakdale Du. She hopes for more of the same on May 9.....Update: Tracie placed 4th.)

(Race Preview - Oakdale Du course record holder Neil Miller and defending women's champ Julie Hull are returning. Hull is the clear women's favorite and could, weather permitting, rewrite Kris Miller's long-standing CR. As in 2007, Neil will have to fend off Kevin O'Connor, which is easier said than done. More than 450 athletes are expected to participate this year.)
* Saturday, May 16 - 2nd annual Lakestopines Triathlon in Park Rapids.

* Saturday, May 16 - 25th annual MeritCare Triathlon in Thief River Falls. 

* Sunday, May 17 - 17th annual Gear West Duathlon in Orono. (Midwest Multisport Series) 

* Sunday, May 17 - 5th annual Land Between the Lakes Triathlon in Albert Lea. (Tri Minnesota Series)

* Saturday, May 23 - 28th annual Apple Duathlon in Sartell. (Midwest Multisport Series) This is a qualifying event for the 2009 ITU World Duathlon Championships in Concord, NC.