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UPDATED: Sun., June 24, 2018, 10:12 p.m.

Nothing half-hearted about Coeur d’Alene half Ironman 70.3

Coeur d’Alene couldn’t have asked for a more picturesque Sunday to argue that a half Ironman is halved only in name, not in spirit.


UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018, 9:51 p.m.

Nine Mile Falls man won’t let cancer keep him from Ironman Coeur d’Alene 70.3

Between 16-hour work shifts, time with his wife and children and combating kidney cancer and a rare skin and lung disease, James Sheppard has been training for the race of …


Grip on Sports: Our days of freedom are numbered

A GRIP ON SPORTS • This is transition week. The freedom of summer for our children is fading into the reality the school year is underway. The baseball pennant races …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 10:14 p.m.

Ironman CdA competitor in critical condition after being hit by support car

An Ironman competitor was listed in critical condition Sunday night after being hit by an Ironman support car, according to the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 10:26 p.m.

Spokane’s Haley Cooper-Scott wins final Ironman Coeur d’Alene, Mark Saroni claims men’s title

Haley Cooper-Scott compressed months of training into an eight-week window, something she hadn’t done in her previous 16 Ironmans. When the 37-year-old Spokane woman learned the event was leaving Coeur …


Grip on Sports: It’s almost time for your bad case of NFLitis to reappear

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The days are getting shorter, though it’s still light at 8 p.m. And the time until the NFL infects our Sundays with its virulent strain …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 26, 2017, 10:52 p.m.

Coeur d’Alene prepares for its final full Ironman

Coeur d’Alene will host its final full Ironman on Sunday after a 14-year run.


UPDATED: Mon., June 12, 2017, 7:38 p.m.

Full Ironman will end in Coeur d’Alene after this August’s race

The 14-year run of full Ironman competitions in Coeur d’Alene will end after August race this year.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 3:04 p.m.

Ex-addict preaches the salvation of intense physical training at his Spokane gym

K.Jay Davis’ journey from couch surfing in crack houses in North Carolina to certified personal trainer specializing in triathlons and nutrition for endurance sports began with a visit to a …


Digest: 62-year-old Jay Haas takes Newport Beach lead

Golf: Jay Haas shot an 8-under 63 on Saturday to take a five-stroke lead at the Toshiba Classic in Newport Beach, California, putting him in position to become the second-oldest …


Ironman volunteers down almost 1,000 from recent years

Ironman Coeur d’Alene organizers are still looking for volunteers to help with Sunday’s triathlon.


Change is good for Ironman Coeur d’Alene race director

Zach Ukich is a skier, volunteer firefighter and skilled woodworker. In April he added diaper changer to his repertoire.


Spokane’s ‘Iron Nun’ highlighted in new Nike ad

Local nun Madonna Buder was recently highlighted in Nike’s “Unlmited Youth” campaign and was featured in a commercial that ran during the Rio Olympics.


Carlson overcomes physical adversity to tackle the Ironman challenge

Even on the worst day of her life, Sarah Carlson could count on her athletic ability. As she entered a crosswalk in Manhattan in 2003, a man driving a stolen …


First-time Half Ironman triathlete trains like she’s a kid again

Diane Schaeffler got the message as a young child: You’re not an athlete. Sadly, she believed it. Told that she had flat arches, she wouldn’t even run the bases during …


IronKids fun run precedes debut of half Ironman in Coeur d’Alene

A one-mile IronKids Fun Run for children ages 3 to 14 will start at 9 a.m. Saturday at McEuen Park in downtown Coeur d’Alene.


Coeur d’Alene project connects City Park with Memorial Field, carousel

Summer crowds ran into some major public works projects in downtown Coeur d’Alene the past few years, with blocked streets and reduced parking. This season the construction zone is next …


Polio ambassador: ‘There really is a possibility that we could eradicate this disease’

Paralyzed by polio as an infant in India, Minda Dentler recently traveled to the country of her birth to advocate for childhood immunization and offer hope to survivors.


New fun run will honor CdA businesswoman Andrea Rainey, a passionate runner

On Saturday, friends will honor the life of Andrea Rainey with a Coeur d’Alene fun run called the 12 Ks of Christmas.


Spokane med student finishes Ironman’s toughest course despite illness

Nic Carey was ecstatic. After completing five Ironman races the 24-year-old medical student finally qualified for the Ironman World Championships held in Hawaii, the event’s most difficult and prestigious course. …


Bum knee stops Steeber

Megan Steeber’s first Ironman could’ve gone a bit better. Her knee gave way and she fell victim to the heat, but the Spokane woman said on Monday that she can’t …


Bum knee puts Megan Steeber on sideline

Megan Steeber’s first Ironman could’ve gone a bit better. Her knee gave way and she fell victim to the heat, but the Spokane woman said on Monday that she can’t …


Athletes, volunteers battle record heat at Coeur d’Alene Ironman

A triathlon is never easy, but Sunday’s Ironman Coeur d’Alene may have pegged a new level of difficulty. That’s due to record-breaking heat that overwhelmed competitors, volunteers and spectators alike. …


After dropping 175 pounds, Spokane woman readies for Ironman

Megan Steeber has a story to tell. A story about weighing so much that her electronic scale stopped working. About losing half that weight, gaining a new life and competing …


Extremely hot weekend anticipated in Inland Northwest

This weekend is a busy one in the region, with Hoopfest in Spokane and Ironman in Coeur d’Alene. Both events will bring lots of excitement, but the weather is looking …


Ironman Coeur d’Alene moves to August next year; half-Ironman added in June

Ironman Coeur d’Alene will move to August starting next year, while a half-Ironman event will be added on the June weekend when the rigorous triathlon has traditionally been held.


Ironman adjusts start time for hot weather

Concern about the weekend’s hot weather forecast has prompted Ironman Coeur d’Alene to move the start time for Sunday’s triathlon to 5:30 a.m., a half-hour earlier. “We will continue to …


Scorching heat on its way to Inland Northwest

At what point does an Ironman melt? This weekend could reveal the answer. Record heat is expected to roast the region as tens of thousands of people head outside for …


Ironman and Hoopfest set for weekend roast

At what point does an Ironman melt? This weekend could reveal the answer. Record heat is expected to roast the region as tens of thousands of people head outside for …


Marine Corps veteran Todd LaValley gives up donuts for ultra fitness training

For most triathletes, the Coeur d’Alene Ironman is the culmination of months, even years, of work. But for Todd LaValley, it doesn’t even qualify as a full weekend. The 51-year-old …