| Jun 8, 2013
| 11:58 AM
Steve Otten does not think about qualifying for the Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.
Not this Sunday, when the 30-year-old financial adviser from Ellicott City participates for the second straight year in the EnduraFit Ironman 70.3...
| May 18, 2013
| 11:08 AM
Robert Vigorito knew he had changed some lives over the years since he helped start the Columbia Triathlon in 1984. He transformed an inaugural event that attracted fewer than 100 competitors into one of the top triathlons in the country with as many as...
| Dec 12, 2012
The man most responsible for the popularity of the sport of triathlon in Howard County has decided to retire. Robert "Vigo" Vigorito, who founded the Columbia Triathlon Association, will be stepping down as of Dec. 31.
It all started for Vigorito in the...
| Dec 5, 2012
I wonder if Maryland's latest athletic recruits knew that their new school would be changing conferences? I cannot understand all this jumping. The University of Maryland will now go to the Big Ten which will probably become the Big 20 by next month,...
| May 17, 2013
| 6:06 AM
Suzy Serpico, 32, starts her days early, with a swim, bike or run before heading to her job as a physical education teacher at Hammond Elementary School.
Several evenings a week, the Columbia resident trains for an hour and a half with personal...
| May 7, 2013
| 8:15 PM
It has come to my attention that an unfortunate combination of circumstances and apparent stubborness on the part of some administrators has led to a troublesome conflict between the state track championships and the Atholton High School graduation....
| Dec 7, 2012
| 6:30 PM
TriColumbia – the Mid-Atlantic’s premier endurance event production company –announced that founder, CEO, and race director Robert “Vigo” Vigorito will retire after three decades with the organization.
| Oct 4, 2012
| 11:20 AM
Local athletes captured three division wins in the ChesapeakeMan Endurance Festival in Cambridge Saturday.
William Moore of Fallston prevailed in the Clydesdale Division of the Ironman-length ultra race - a 2.4-mile swim in the Choptank River, a 112-mile...
| Oct 6, 2012
| 11:38 AM
The life of a triathlete is decidely different for amateurs and pros.
For Ben Bartlett, a 25-year-old former high school runner who turned to triathlons while in college at William and Mary, the goal is to get his pro card. After financial issues led...
| Oct 13, 2012
| 10:10 PM
For the average person spending time in Hawaii, a typical schedule might include a relaxing swim in the island waters or perhaps a run on the beach — maybe even a bike ride through the scenery.
Alyssa Godesky isn't average.
| Aug 25, 2012
| 11:22 AM
Michellie Jones, a fomer world-champion triathlete won the seventh-annual Columbia Iron Girl last Sunday in her first try, after Nicole Kelleher was penalized two minutes for using an illegal draft move on the bike portion of the race. Jones, 42, won...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 11:55 AM
Charles Futrell, Laurel High's head varsity football coach in the 1940s and 1950s, was once in a contest in which he was the only Spartan casualty.
"At one of the games he was only injury since he bit a hole in his tongue and could not stop the...