There are few places on this planet that are more perfectly suited to host a triathlon than Winona, Minnesota.
With every stroke, pedal and stride during Life Time Tri Trinona, youll encounter incredible views and beautiful terrain.
It will begin at dawn, as you set up in transition in front of Lake Winona and look up to see Sugarloaf Bluff rising above the town below.
Following the swim, you will begin your journey into the true calling card for this event, the Mississippi River Bluff Country. But there is a price to pay for all this ambiance. The terrain that makes this race so inviting is the very same terrain that makes this event one of the most challenging triathlons in the Midwest.
Swim takes place in the shadow of the Mississippi River Bluffs in beautiful Lake Winona.
Bikers then depart the transition are situated near the historic Lake Park Bandshell and begin to wind their way into the bluffs. Rolling hills provide a trilling and challenging ride.
The International distance portion also features an iconic 1-mile climb up Garvin Heights Road, a true test that Greg LeMond, himself, used to train on during his Tour De France days.
The fastest cyclists to ascend the signature climb are awarded the Mt/ Borah "King of the Bluffs" Jersey.
A flat/fast run around Lake Winona finishes off the day.
Lake Winona - Lake Park Bandshell • Lake Park Drive • Winona, MN • 55987