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Triathlon

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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—...
  • Verzbicas to compete in major Chicago triathlon

    Verzbicas to compete in major Chicago triathlon
    Lukas Verzbicas, the Sandburg High School graduate whose sports career was nearly derailed by a bicycle training crash 22 months ago, will compete in the June 29 ITU World Triathlon Series stop in Chicago. The World Series is the top level of...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Youth triathlon keeps growing

    Youth triathlon keeps growing
    Sherry Boston Rennard gave valuable advice to the young athletes Saturday morning at the Newport-Mesa Family YMCA. In a pre-race seminar she told the kids participating in the fifth annual junior triathlon to pace themselves, and to yell out "On your...
  • Apolo Ohno shifts from 'Dancing With the Stars' to Ironman triathlon

    Retirement is proving to be a busy time for Apolo Ohno. First, the former Olympic speedskater returned for a second stint on "Dancing With the Stars." Now, he is taking on the Ironman World Championship. Ohno has announced he plans to enter the...
  • First American woman handcyclist completes Ironman

    First American woman handcyclist completes Ironman
    A New York para-athlete has become the first American woman handcyclist to complete the Ironman World Championship — defeating a Chicago woman competing for the same honor. In the 17-hour triathlon Saturday in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, Susan Katz, a...
  • Man dies in swim portion of Alcatraz triathlon in frigid S.F. Bay

     
    An entrant in the annual Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon died during its swimming portion in the frigid waters of San Francisco Bay. The event Sunday was held three months earlier than usual and under much colder conditions, the San Francisco......
  • Bicyclist killed by MTA bus was training for triathlon

     
    A female bicyclist who was killed over the weekend when she veered into a Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus was training for an Ironman Triathlon, her coach said. Marisela Echeverria, 36, was dragged beneath the bus and ultimately run over by...