Sunshine and warmer temperatures helped organizers of the Blaine Triathlon host a more pleasant experience for competitors and volunteers at the May 17 event.
Athletes set to swim, bike, run The Lakes Third annual Blaine Triathlon welcomes competitors for the May 18 event
After a warm and sunny first year, the Blaine Triathlon offered competitors a cold and rainy version last year. So far, there are far fewer triathletes registered to participate this year.
Brent Hatch missed running the infamous Boston Marathon last year after recovering from an Achilles’s tendon injury. The teacher from Madison Elementary School in Blaine knew this year would take an extra effort – not only to qualify but to run close to his sub-three hour time on the famed 26.2-mile course.
After I ran my first marathon in Duluth in 2008, I dreamed of making it to the Boston Marathon.
A Ham Lake resident is now one of 10 people to be in the Minnesota Grand Masters Track and Field Hall of Fame.