About two-dozen Harford triathletes were among the 425 participants of the four Diamond in the Route races last Saturday, which included a duathlon (run, bike, run) and the aquabike (swim and bike). Several of the locals fared quite well in the competition.
It all started six years ago when he was suffering from debilitating headaches and was diagnosed with a brain tumor. After receiving the news that it was benign, Barwick, 36, decided he was going to live life to the fullest.
Despite success on the track at North Carroll and Syracuse, Katie Zaferes, 26, has proven that running isn't her only love, nor her sole talent. Following her college graduation, Zaferes shifted her focus to triathlon, and after finding early success in the sport, she's got high hopes of competing on the world's biggest stage: the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
As with most things, when it comes to cycling, nothing beats the real thing. However, there are many obstacles that can get in the way of cycling outdoors, from weather to work hours. When this happens, a bike trainer is definitely the way to go. I have known several triathletes who've trained almost exclusively on a bike trainer and have gone on to successfully complete their races, including those who were training for an Ironman distance triathlon, which includes a 112-mile bike ride.
Katie Hursey went to Syracuse to compete in track, but she was a triathlete by the time she left. The North Carroll alumna had known how to swim since she was young; all that remained was learning to race a bike.
After a brief period of uncertainty when TriColumbia closed its doors leaving some of its events without a sponsoring organization earlier this year, the Ulman Cancer Fund made sure Sunday¿s ninth annual Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon went off without a hitch.
Racking up the miles on her bike has become a not-so-secret addiction for Julie Lanahan, a healthy habit she never imagined she would hunger after. "You sort of crave it," said the breast cancer survivor, who will take part in today's Iron Girl Columbia, an all-women's sprint distance triathlon that kicks off with a swim in Centennial Lake, followed by a bike ride and footrace on local roads.
Stewart "Stu" McCullouch III's dream was to compete in an Ironman competion but he died while biking in the Adirondack mountains last summer. Now his daughter and others have competed in Ironman and Tinman contests in his honor using his road ID