| Dec 21, 2012
Army veteran Melissa Stockwell has one strong, healthy leg. The other is a scarred, 6-inch stump that she has proudly nicknamed "Little Leg."
The Bucktown woman throws birthday parties for this shortened limb, always dresses it in her favorite colors...
| Apr 14, 2013
| 9:43 AM
Geneva's Ben Kanute won both the Olympic distance and sprint races at the Collegiate Triathlon Championships this weekend in Tempe, Arizona.
Kanute, 20, a sophomore at the University of Arizona, also had the fastest leg in the mixed team relay.
| Apr 3, 2013
| 3:24 PM
Triathlon is Saturday
The inaugural Huntington Beach Triathlon will take place Saturday.
The event is a sprint distance triathlon that is comprised of a one-half mile swim, 10-mile bike course, and 2.5-mile beach run.
The triathlon will start at 8 a.m....
| Jul 4, 2011
Former president helped Brazil tame inflation
Itamar Franco, 81, former Brazilian president who in the 1990s tamed inflation in Latin America's biggest country, died of a stroke Saturday at Sao Paulo's Albert Einstein hospital, the...
| Nov 11, 2011
| 1:27 PM
In a moment of triumph, Lukas Verzbicas began to have doubts about his decision to abandon triathlon and become a runner at the University of Oregon.
Verzbicas started to think his gold medal at September's World Junior Triathlon Championships looked...
| Sep 11, 2011
| 9:21 AM
Lukas Verzbicas made good on his vow.
Within hours of learning his friend, Kevin McDowell, had been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma, Verzbicas decided to extend his triathlon career to bring home the gold medal he was sure McDowell would have won....
| Jun 8, 2010
I belong to a class of people who might charitably be called overthinkers — who, when confronted with (gasp) making a decision, will kill any semblance of clarity by bludgeoning it with what ifs.
In matters of the heart, and especially when...
| Sep 7, 2010
You're headed to the gym or for a bike ride after work. Should you sip a sports drink before, guzzle it afterward or stick with water?
The answer, according to sports nutrition experts, is … it depends.
These drinks — Accelerade, Gatorade,...
| Aug 9, 2010
Tackling three sports at once has a strange effect on triathletes: It makes them famously open-minded. Always in learning mode, tri guys and gals flock to clinics to improve their swim-bike-run, pay online coaches big bucks for training advice and love to...
| Jul 16, 2010
What made Larry Brown's addiction acceptable was that it was, at least on the surface, good for him.
He was in his early 40s and running an impressive 50 miles a week. So what if it consumed him; if he thought about it even when his feet weren't...
| Aug 6, 2010
When Libby Jones, who is four months' pregnant, posted on Facebook that she was going to take a Zumba class, a comment immediately popped up:
"It will get your heart rate waaaay up there, so be careful!" To which Jones, 30, replied: "Oh, I didn't know...
| May 10, 2010
The physical challenge of the triathlon is readily apparent. But one of the world's best multisport athletes suggests it may be foremost a mental game.
"Always reach beyond what you think you can accomplish," Chris Lieto, runner-up in the 2009 Ironman...