| Aug 20, 2014
| 2:03 PM
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...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 2:30 PM
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...
| Jul 27, 2014
| 12:20 PM
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—...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 11:21 AM
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...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 4:05 PM
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,...
| Apr 20, 2014
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...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 9:22 PM
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...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 9:30 AM
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...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 4:25 PM
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...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 9:32 AM
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......
| Oct 16, 2012
| 9:03 AM
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...