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Iron Girl still inspires under direction of Ulman Cancer Fund
Iron Girl still inspires under direction of Ulman Cancer Fund

Racking up the miles on her bike has become a not-so-secret addiction for Julie Lanahan, a healthy habit she never imagined she would hunger after. "You sort of crave it," said the breast cancer survivor, who will take part in Sunday's Iron Girl Columbia, an all-women's sprint triathlon that kicks off with a swim in Centennial Lake, followed by a bike ride and run on local roads. Organizers say 1,800 women have signed up and a crowd of 4,000 to 5,000 spectators is expected for the popular event in Ellicott City, which started in 2006 and draws whole families who turn out to cheer on the participants. "This race has a whole different vibe and energy to it,"...

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