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As Matt’s triathlon season came to an end, his last sprint triathlon morphed into a Half-Ironman distance triathlon instead. He changed his mind and decided to do a much longer race as the last hoorah to the 2011 season. The race was held in the outskirts of Stillwater, MN so Matt and I made a little trip out of the weekend. We went down a few days prior to the race and explored Stillwater. Widely known as one of the prettiest towns in Minnesota, it has rich history and I had never really been there before! Matt and I were in town for half of a day earlier in the summer to photograph a wedding but that was it. I wanted to explore the town and see what the charm was all about.