Saturday, September 5, 2009


(Pine Island, MN - September 5, 2009) Last month Treadman director Bill Nevala could count the number of sign-ups on his digits and only have to take off one shoe in the process.

So he cancelled the race. It would not see its 4th birthday.

But when the sad announcement was made, Minnesota's multisport community wouldn't hear it. So, Win Multisports, Nevala's race production company, re-opened registration and 119 duathletes signed up.

One of those registrants was La Crosse, Wisconsin's Brent Sinn, winner of the 2008 and 2007 versions of this event. Sinn completed the three-peat, covering the 3.3 - 21.6 -3.3 course in 1:34:16, 2:08 in front of runner-up Joe Moyer of Rochester, and exactly three minutes ahead of 3rd-placing Jesse Nelson of Red Wing, who was victorious at St. Paul Sprint two weekends back.

Winning for the women and cracking the overall Top 10 was Farmington's Julie Hull, who should garner another Minnesota Duathlete of the Year nomination at the end of the season. Julie's other '09 du highlights include a victorious effort at Oakdale and a 2nd at the swim-less Turtleman.

Finishing 2nd for the women was Medina's Jill Hughes, who turned in her best effort of the season. Third went to 2008 runner-up Ann Moyer of Rochester.

The Age Group Performance of the Day belonged to Rochester's Jim Hannon, 51, who placed an impressive 4th overall.

(YndeCam Photo: Julie Hull running at Pigman Half)

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