Wednesday, March 24, 2010


On Tuesday we received this e-mail:


My name is
Erika Sperl-Imhoff, and I'm a member of the University of Minnesota Triathlon team, as well as Peace Coffee Racing. I've been meaning to write this email for forever now, but apparently today's the day! The UMN Tri Team is headed down to USAT Collegiate Nationals in Lubbock, TX on April 17th. A lot of people aren't even aware that the University of Minnesota has a tri team, let alone a bunch of great racers!

I'm a frequent reader of Minnesota Tri News, and I love all the interviews and highlights you do on individuals, companies, and teams. I'm wondering if you'd be interested in doing some sort of post about or Q&A type thing with the University of Minnesota Tri Team to help us get our name out a bit before we head down to Nationals? We'd definitely appreciate it!

Hope to hear from you soon!

Erika Sperl-Imhoff

We responded immediately and are so glad we did. Erika (photo) has agreed to keep us up to date on UMN Tri Team news. We look forward to her first submission.

Erika also has a very cool website. We encourage you to check it out: LINK. She is also a pretty darn good runner, as you can probably tell from her picture. In fact, she was 3rd woman overall at the Get Lucky 7K last weekend.

A closer look at her picture shows that she is VERY thin. Who do you know know who is slim enough to wear their wristwatch on their upper arm?