Photos from the Chisago Lakes Triathlon (and Examiner Thoughts)

>> Saturday, July 31, 2010

A week ago, I posted photos from Matt’s first triathlon at the Chisago Lakes Triathlon. Here are a few more (non-Matt) photos from the race:

Ready to star the Half Iron race (with Mark giving me “the horns”)

Starting the Half Iron race

Sprinters on the left, Half Iron-ers on the right

Up the hill to T1

Pharmie and I got to watch the female sprint race unfold. Jenny Wilcox came out of transition about 30 seconds behind the lead female. Jenny cracked a smile as we were cheering for her when she started the run:

She ended up SMOKING the 5K run, passing the lead female, winning the race, and set a new course record in the process! Here she is getting ready to enter the park as she nears the finish:

Congrats Jenny!!

Local stud Patrick Parish came in first off the bike, and only added to his lead by running a sub-17:00 5K on a usually slow course! Look at how he “floated” to another win:

We also got to cheer Lauren on to her 3rd (I think) triathlon:

Starting the run

Nearing the finish

This brings me to a final point. I wrote 2 Examiner articles about the Chisago Lakes Triathlon. The first post contains a race recap as well as a slideshow of 20 images from the race. The second post is just a handful of more images.

I’ve been the “St. Paul Triathlon Examiner” since near the end of 2009, and I want to let you know (especially locals) that you can subscribe to my RSS feed or sign up via e-mail to be notified when I publish new articles.

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Here’s what sort of things I write about. These are my last 10 articles:

• 2 articles (with photos) about the Chisago Lakes Triathlon: number one and number two.

• An article about a local engaged couple (who both do triathlons and duathlons) who are getting married DURING an upcoming marathon.

• Gear West just announced their first ever run / bike / run / bike / run duathlon named the Mosquito Man.

• The only local (as far as I know) off-road triathlon is coming up in a few weeks.

• Next weekend, the Cervelo eRide Tour will be in town, and you can test ride their newest, sweetest bikes.

• Photos and results from the first Great Prairie Swim, a 2.5K and 5K open water swim race.

• 3 articles about the much-hyped Lifetime Fitness Triathlon: results and photos from the race, 5 videos from the event, and pro triathlete and Olympian Sarah Haskins on our local morning news program.

If those sort of local triathlon-related stories interest you, please consider going to my Examiner page and subscribing (via e-mail or RSS). More subscribers will make me more “legitimate,” which will help my page become more accessible to search engines.

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Thanks everyone! Happy weekend!! Oh, and check back Monday for a race report from the Waseca Triathlon. Matt and I are racing tomorrow!! (It will be Matt’s second triathlon ever - his first 2 triathlons 1 week apart!!) And yes, I WILL be rocking the sweet new swimsuit shown in my last post, so brace yourself!



Sara Cox Landolt 9:44 PM, August 03, 2010  

That male runner is floating - gorgeous. Fun series of pics.

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