Thursday, December 3, 2009


Reigning Minnesota Triathlete of the Year, Devon Palmer will procure his pro license in 2010. His coach Kris Swarthout fully supports his decision and will share his rationale in an upcoming post. Several prominent athletes have been asked to weigh-in on the "Should He? Shouldn't He?" debate and their comments will be posted as well.

Palmer explained his decision: " I thought long and hard about when I should go pro. It is something I intended to do in the long term but the option was there in 2010. I am lucky to have several trustworthy people to consult and got very different perspectives on the matter. There were convincing arguments either way. In the end I figured it would be good to take the step now and start learning what it takes to be competitive at the next level." - DP

What do you think? If you would like to comment, please contact MTN at 651-714-1829 or We'd be happy to publish your thoughts on this subject.