MelRad Racer Keri Grosse in the News

Keri has been having a great consistent year in 2009 representing the Northwest Region and MelRad Racing in style.  Recently she was featured on the XTERRA website after having a great race in Vermont punctuated with a win of a new Vasa swim trainer.  You can read about Keri and more of the amazing MelRad Racing team at  Loads of great stories are there….but on to the story of Keri…


Keri Grosse has been nothing short of perfect since winning the overall amateur female XTERRA World title last year in Maui.  The mother of four boys and physical therapist by trade, Grosse won her division at the first Cup race of the year in Nevada, at the Northwest Cup in Idaho, at XTERRA Solstice, the Northeast Cup in Vermont, and the overall just this past weekend at XTERRA Black Diamond.  To make things even sweeter, Grosse won the Vasa Ergometer they gave away in the raffle at Sugarbush Resort – a prize valued at $1,900. Here’s what she had to say about her new toy…

“A slow swim can be disastrous in an off-road race as starting in the rear of the pack then requires passing on a single track course which can be risky, frustratingly impossible at times, and energy consuming because of the necessary surges. Using the Vasa Ergometer allows me to work on swim power, strength, speed and endurance without ever touching the water, and when I do get to train in the pool I can concentrate on body positioning, breathing and gliding without ever feeling rushed or under trained for the other aspects of swimming. With a late career start and only 2 years of experience in triathlon I have been looking for the perfect training edge to get up to speed in a hurry with the competition and the Vasa has been the best ‘short cut’ that I have found.”


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