| 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 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...
| 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...
| 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 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 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...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Shamelessly sentimental but tough to resist, "The Finishers" follows a differently abled teen and his dad in their efforts to train for and compete in a triathlon together, the father heroically pulling his wheelchair-bound kid while swimming, running and...
| 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...
| 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......
| Aug 20, 2013
| 7:39 PM
Terri Visovatti didn't know she wanted to try a tri until she saw triathletes in action at the Ford Ironman World Championships in Hawaii in October 2011.
Visovatti, a massage therapist, had clients who participated in triathlons, but she had long...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 11:16 AM
Chicago’s tenure as the U.S. capital of elite triathlon racing probably will extend through 2018.
As first reported Thursday on chicagotribune.com, Chicago has been designated host of an International Triathlon Union World Triathlon Series event...