Tuesday, September 29, 2009


(Faribault, MN - September 26, 2009) Mark Bongers and his staff at Final Stretch deserve kudos for the contributions they're making to the multisport lifestyle in Minnesota. Until two year's ago FS was a run production company which also produced one triathlon (St. Croix Valley Sprint & Olympic). Today they can be correctly perceived as proficient tri and du producers. There multis--the Cannon Falls Duathlon, the Liberty Half & Olympic, St. Croix Valley Races and Saturday's Cannon-Wells Du--are well-executed, well-attended and staged at outstanding venues.

Richfield's Steve Sander picked up his 3rd win and 3rd course record of the season at Cannon-Wells. Last year's winner, Mario Minelli (pictured) of Kasson, placed 2nd this time around and described the men's race in his blog.

Greta Simpson of Minneapolis, posted her 2nd win of '09 on Saturday, and did so in course record time. Second place went to Oakdale's Megan Gerst Rocker. St. Paul's Jennifer Lymburner filled out the women's podium.

Cannon-Wells Results: