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Triathlon

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  • As I see Fit: Packing an Ironman special needs bag

    Q: “I’m preparing for my first Ironman triathlon. What should I pack in my special needs bags? And, do you recommend a full change of clothes after the bike?” — Sarah B., Granite Springs, NY  A: Like wetsuit strippers and bike...
  • California wildfires send waves of smoke, particulates as far as Canada

    California wildfires send waves of smoke, particulates as far as Canada
    Smoke from wildfires raging in Northern California has reached far beyond the state's borders to affect Utah, Michigan and even Canada, according to NASA. The fires, including the massive King fire in Eldorado National Forest, have been sending large...
  • World's most savage triathlon

    In 2008, on a second-hand bike and with just one race season under my belt, I signed up for the Savageman 30 triathlon in Deep Creek Lake. I was nervous about the hills, but instantly captivated by the laid-back atmosphere and the stunning beauty of the...
  • Olympic champion Ohno trains for biggest challenge yet

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Apolo Ohno made a career of frenzied, 40-second bursts around the track so the speedskating champion knows his crusade to join the exclusive Ironman fraternity is daunting. It is also downright frightening, admits the eight-time...
  • 'He's already an Ironman'

    'He's already an Ironman'
    Jimmy Mudgett felt a competitive void in his life after a long, successful baseball career came to a close. The Century High School graduate found it in the Ironman Triathlon, a long-distance race that involves swimming 2.4 miles, biking 112 miles,...
  • Triathlons test the mettle of the middle-aged athlete

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Triathlons, the swim-bike-run races of varying lengths, are scaling the bucket lists of many middle-aged athletes, according to U.S. fitness experts. Multi-tasking, ego-boosting, and far from cheap, the competitions cater to...
  • How to succeed on your first tri

    How to succeed on your first tri
    Want to try a tri? If so, you are not alone. Triathlons — the triple-threat endurance events that combine swimming, bicycling and running — are growing rapidly in number and size every year, according to USA Triathlon, the organization that...
  • Rewarding return to DITRT

    Racing for pediatric cancer and the podium It has been four years since I was last in Perryville, Maryland, site of my first-ever international distance triathlon in 2008. I remember being extremely intimidated by the challenging 33-mile course—...
  • Commentary: The most admirable athlete you've never heard of

    Dick Hoyt may be the most admirable athlete you've never heard of. Today, he'll run his 32nd and final Boston Marathon. Hoyt is 73 years old. Hoyt began running in 1977. The 2009 Boston Marathon marked his 1000th race. In 1992, Hoyt completed a 3,...
  • For the Fun of Fit: Ironman comes to Maryland

    The World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) recently announced that it would take over the production of most of the races formerly produced by the Columbia Triathlon Association (CTA), the non-profit organization, also known asTriColulmbia, that has executed...
  • Lori Riley: Achilles Volunteers Offer Guiding Hand

     Lori Riley: Achilles Volunteers Offer Guiding Hand
    Erin Spaulding was in the middle of training for a half-marathon when one day at work, a 350-pound cabinet came loose from the wall above her desk and fell on her head. That was in 2010. Three years later, she did get to run her half-marathon, at...
  • The easiest way to put on a wetsuit

    The easiest way to put on a wetsuit
    Q: “Is it easier to put on a wetsuit when it’s wet?” Rick G., Hollywood, Md. A: In my experience, there really is no easy way to put on a wetsuit. In fact, I’ve sometimes felt that pushing, pulling and squeezing myself into my...