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  • Despite accident, Verzbicas is USA Triathlon's top rookie

    Despite accident, Verzbicas is USA Triathlon's top rookie
    Even though his season ended after a horrifying bicycle crash in July, Lukas Verzbicas was named Thursday as USA Triathlon’s 2012 rookie of the year. The Sandburg High School graduate, who now lives in Colorado Springs, has made a stunning...
  • Amputee a driving force in getting people with disabilities moving

    Amputee a driving force in getting people with disabilities moving
    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...
  • Geneva's Kanute takes collegiate triathlons

    Geneva's Kanute takes collegiate triathlons
    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. Former...
  • Briefs: Triathlon is Saturday

    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....
  • PASSINGS: Itamar Franco, Ron Smith

    PASSINGS: Itamar Franco, Ron Smith
    Itamar Franco 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...
  • Two months after world triathlon title, Verzbicas finds his calling

    Two months after world triathlon title, Verzbicas finds his calling
    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...
  • Making good on vow, Verzbicas wins world junior triathlon title

    Making good on vow, Verzbicas wins world junior triathlon title
    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....
  • Finding Your Missing Piece

    Finding Your Missing Piece
    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...
  • Sports drinks are for intense activity

    Sports drinks are for intense activity
    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,...
  • That little something extra for the triathlete

    That little something extra for the triathlete
    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...
  • How Much Exercise is Too Much?

    How Much Exercise is Too Much?
    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...
  • Facebook for fitness?

    Facebook for fitness?
    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...