>> Saturday, September 17, 2016
So I grabbed these screenshots back in January, and sort of forgot about them. Now that Ironman Wisconsin was last week, we can pretty much put the triathlon season to bed for 2016 in the midwest, and I can say that it's been my first year without a multisport race since 2005. My last triathlon was 13 months ago at the North Mankato Triathlon where I raced as an "elite" for the first time.
In 2015, I think I raced 2 dus and 2 tris that were "scored" but USAT (the Oakdale Du, Duathlon National Championships, Capital City Tri, and the Life Time Tri). Here was my 2015 age group ranking (30-34) according to USAT:
MINNESOTA TRI RANKING: 14 out of 184:
But there are 2 things I want to note with regards to my duathlon ranking. First, I know the 4 guys ahead of me in Minnesota, and I couldn't be happier to be outranked by just those 4. They're studs! Secondly, look at how awesome Minnesota is: I was 5th in MN, and once you figure in all 8 states in the "midwest region" for USAT, I only drop THREE more places. In the 7 other midwest states, only 3 people had a better du ranking than me! Rock on, Minnesota!
Here's to another good multisport season in 2017 after a break in 2016! :)