| Mar 7, 2014
| 8:58 PM
The Columbia Triathlon Association — one of the country's premier endurance race organizers — expects to be taking event registrations again and offering reassurance to nervous athletes on its website next week after drafting a plan to put the...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 7:49 PM
As then-17-year-old Sarah Melanson crossed the finish line of the ChesapeakeMan Ultra Championship early this fall, she couldn't believe what she had just endured.
She had swum 2.4 miles through jellyfish-infested waters, had biked 112 miles while...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 10:33 AM
"Pay no attention to what I'm doing here," says Mike Stone, in his best Wizard of Oz voice. "Just look out the window and keep pedaling."
I keep pedaling, breaking into a sweat but going nowhere, as my bike is mounted on what's called a trainer in the...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 1, 2012
| 11:24 AM
Sue Komaromy has been out of New York since leaving her home on Long Island more than a quarter-century ago to play volleyball at Towson. Yet there is still a lot of New Yorker that remains in the 44-year-old mother of two who lives in Sykesville.
| Mar 4, 2014
| 12:41 PM
Guy Petruzzelli of Darien won his sixth straight Village of Orland Park Indoor Duathlon over the weekend, even though it had looked like his streak might be in jeopardy.
The 40-year-old trainer and triathlete said he was saddled with pneumonia and had...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 10:35 PM
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii -- Belgium’s Frederik Van Lierde won the Ironman World Championship on Saturday, running down the leaders and bursting into the lead with less than 10 miles to go.
In muggy, but calm conditions, Van Lierde finished the 2.4-...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 4:44 AM
Chef Gordon Ramsay on Saturday finished the Hawaii Ironman, one of sport's most hellish endurance events, in a time of 14 hours, 4 minutes and 48 seconds.
The "Hell's Kitchen" overlord is known for pounding the pavement in events such as the London...
| 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...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 12:56 AM
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10 a.m. Tennis: Davis Cup final (doubles): Czech Republic at Serbia.--Tennis Ch.
11 a.m. Football: Nov. 1994: Booker T. Washington vs. Hampton.--LSC...