Sunday, June 28, 2009


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High winds out of the northwest upset Lake Waconia, making it green and angry for the 2nd year in a row. Only the Elite Division, a.k.a. 'The Best of Minnesota" Wave swam the full advertised distance. The age group swim course was mercifully cut in half, still a few were unable to make it to the first turn buoy. One prominent member of the men's 65-69 division who suffered this fate had this pithy comment: "There are plenty of other races, but there is only one me."

Despite the obstacles that Mother Nature threw at the competitors of the 20th edition of the Lake Waconia Triathlon, the event was flawlessly executed.