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9/21/08 Check out my new Hubbell Home in Des Moines at
9/6/08 Check out the October Issue of Inside Triathlon for a feature of TJ or check out the  PDF of the article here: Inside TRI feature Page 1...Page 2...Page 3...Page 4
7/20/08 TJ finishes 14th at Vineman 70.3
7/12/08 TJ places 13th at Lifetime Fitness in Minneapolis, MN
6/15/08 TJ finishes 11th at Ironman Kansas 70.3
6/8/08 TJ DNF's at Eagleman 70.3 due to a tire puncture 20 miles into the bike. First time wearing number "1" at a major and first tire puncture in a race. Eagleman has lots of firsts
6/1/08 TJ misses Pigman Sprint due to stomach virus
5/22/08 TJ will conduct a gear and apparel seminar at Scheels Sports in West Des Moines on Thursday 5/22/08 at 7:00 PM. Join TJ for a free seminar, autograph session, and free swag! Check out the poster here Sponsored by TYR and Scheels
5/18/08 So, you had a bad day! TJ DNF's at Florida Ironman 70.3 still not recovered from Ironman Arizona.
4/13/08 TJ finishes 2nd at Ironman Arizona, losing the race in a sprint finish by 18 seconds. His effort qualified him for the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii
1/1/08 TJ starts off season with a six week training camp in Kona, Hawaii
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11/10/07 Tollakson finishes season with an 8th place finish at Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Clearwater, FL
10/13/07 Tollakson places 30th at Ironman World Championship
9/15/07 Tollakson claims TriHawks Triathlon in record time
8/26/07 Tollakson takes 3rd place at Ironman Louisville after leading the race for over 7 hours. His Herculean effort off the front all day netted him a qualifying spot for the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii this October
8/12/07 Tollakson wins his third Big Creek Triathlon title
7/22/07 Tollakson takes 3rd at Vineman Ironman 70.3 behind World Champ Craig Alexander and Luke Bell
7/14/07 Tollakson finishes 9th at Lifetime Fitness Triathlon in Minneapolis, MN
7/8/07 Tollakson makes it 5 in a row by breaking his own course record at the Cornman Triathlon in Gladbrook, IA
6/23/07 Tollakson claims fourth straight victory at Dutchman Triathlon (duathlon) with a 1:45:22
6/16/07 Tollakson breaks his own course record at Quad Cities Triathlon with a 59:45
6/10/07 Tollakson claims first "Major" at Blackwater Eagleman Ironman 70.3 with a six minute margin of victory over Australia's Richie Cunningham. Check out race coverage at and
6/3/07 Tollakson breaks course record at Pigman Sprint Triathlon outside of Cedar Rapids, IA
5/20/07 Tollakson finishes 6th at Florida Ironman 70.3 with the fastest bike split, leading the race for 2 hours.
3/31/07 TJ DNF's in California, not quite ready to race
2/24/07 Tollakson DNF's his first race at Ironman Malaysia after losing 12kg of body weight due to dehydration
2/4/07 Tollakson takes second at season opener in Australia
12/6/06 TJ Reports to Winter Training Camp in Runaway Bay, Australia in preparation for his Ironman Malaysia on February 24, 2007
11/11/06 TJ finishes a disappointing 23rd at the inaugural Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Clearwater, FL.
8/26/06 TJ re-injures his back at the Chicago Triathlon and limps to the finish line. This one will take some time to recover from.
8/13/06 TJ takes second to David Thompson of Minnesota at the Big Creek Triathlon.
7/30/06 TJ takes 5th at Vineman 70.3, and led the race on the run to the turn around before triathlon legend Simon Lessing and two-time Hawaii Ironman Champion, Tim DeBoom ran him down.
7/11/06 TJ Finishes 10th at NYC Triathlon amidst a large rule violation scandal
6/23/06 TJ wins Dutchman Triathlon in Pella, IA posting a 1:54:50
6/17/06 TJ breaks his own course record cruising to victory at the Quad Cities Triathlon
6/16/06 TJ swims a 9:28 800m Free at the DMSF Birdland Invitational
6/11/06 TJ places 6th at Blackwater Eagleman 70.3 in Cambridge, Maryland
5/21/06 TJ finishes 6th at Memphis in May
5/6/06 TJ places 17th at his first attempt at Wildflower Long Course
4/30/06 TJ finishes 10th in a tough pro field at St. Anthony's after losing 2 minutes to the leaders in the water
3/18/06 TJ finishes 5th with a stacked pro field at Season Opener, Ironman 70.3 California, in Oceanside, CA.
11/05/05 TJ Finishes 10th at Treasure Island draft legal races bumping into 8th place overall in the Tri California Points Series.
10/01/05 TJ Finishes 2nd at Scott Tinley's Adventure in San Luis Obispo, CA, once again posting the fastest bike split
9/11/05 TJ Finishes 9th at Ironman 70.3 UK and qualifies for the 2006 Ironman 70.3 World Championship
9/4/05 TJ breaks away from pack at Boston ITU race and finishes 11 setting up Arturo Garza for second
8/28/05 TJ Posts fastest bike split at Chicago but finishes a disappointing 14th
8/14/05 TJ Wins Big Creek Triathlon breaking his own course record
8/7/05 TJ Places 26th at US Pro National Championships in Bellingham, WA
7/24/05 TJ places 6th at Boulder Peak Triathlon
7/11/05 TJ finishes first ITU draft legal race in New York City
6/26/05 TJ finishes second to Marcel Vifian in is first attempt at a half ironman at Buffalo Springs Lake Triathlon in Lubbock, TX
6/18/05 TJ sets new course record at Quad Cities Sprint Triathlon
6/12/05 Tollakson Completes Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon
6/5/05 TJ places second at Pigman Sprint Triathlon to David Thompson of Minneapolis, MN
5/22/05 TJ places 4th in tough pro field at Memphis in May posting the fastest Pro bike split and entering T2 in the lead
05/01/05 Tollakson wins season opener at Race for Sight in Columbia, MO, posting a 3 minute victory over professional Ric Rosencranz.
03/03/05 Tollakson fractures clavicle during training accident on the crit course at the Olympic Training Center
1/29/05 Tollakson named Triathlete of the Year by the Endurance Sports Awards an annual black tie awards ceremony held at Sea World in San Diego
1/15/05 TJ was accepted into the Short Term Program for the US Olympic Resident Triathlon Team and will be attending the winter training for 8 weeks in Chula Vista, CA at the Olympic Training Center. TJ was granted a two month leave of absence to attend the camp for February and March.
1/3/05 Tollakson named Triathlete Magazine's Amateur Triathlete of the Year. For pictures of the magazine articles click here.magazine cover
1/1/05 Tollakson named Inside Triathlon's Amateur Man of the Year. For pictures of the magazine articles click here
9/18/2004 Tollakson wins overall amateur national championships in Shreveport, LA. TJ used a smashing 55:04 bike split (fastest by over two minutes) to take the win.  Check out the race write-up at InsideTri.

9/9/2004 TJ was hit from behind on his bicycle by an RV traveling approximately 60 mph on a county road in central Kansas. He was taken to the emergency room and treated for road rash and contusions. TJ's 2004 Ironman Cannondale 5000 was totaled and he split is helmet in half from contacting the pavement. TJ will not race at NEMO on 9/12/04 but will attempt to race in Shreveport, LA on 9/18/04 for the Age Group National Championships.

8/29/2004 TJ wins the amateur division at the Accenture Chicago Triathlon by 3:50 over Andy Starykowicz of Long Grove, IL. Posting the fastest bike split of the day (Pros included), Tollakson won the race in 1:56:48.

8/15/2004 Tollakson sets new course record at Big Creek by 3:10 with a blazing 1:53:49. He had the fastest individual swim, bike, and run splits. Thanks to all the friends and family that supported T.J.'s effort at Big Creek.

08/01/04 Tollakson swims a 4:37.71 400 meter Free at Kansas Division I meet missing his Olympic Resident Team "B" time by .71 seconds