Stories tagged: running
Sun., June 26, 2016, 3:07 p.m.
Spokane Valley grandma drops out of 100-mile endurance race
Gunhild Swanson, the Spokane Valley woman who at age 71 tackled this weekend’s Western States 100-Mile Endurance Race, dropped out early Sunday morning after reaching mile 78.
Sun., June 19, 2016, 4 a.m.
Ultra runner Gunhild Swanson refuses to slow down
Spokane Valley grandmother aims to break her own record as the oldest female finisher in the grueling Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run next weekend in California.
Wed., May 4, 2016, 8 p.m.
Ammi Midstokke: What goes up must come down - The reality of endorphin addiction
Endorphins are the smack of the athletic world. All those cute articles about how you’ll eventually achieve “runner’s high” are like a dealer on the corner offering a freebie. No …
Thu., April 28, 2016, 7 p.m.
Gonzaga students, Bloomsday organizers design complementary smartphone apps for 40th run
Official race organizers, and a team of four enterprising Gonzaga University students, created two smartphone apps that seek to answer all your Bloomsday questions and give you access to instantaneous …
Wed., April 20, 2016
Dancer inspires with Boston Marathon finish
Adrianne Haslet-Davis, 34, was a bystander on April 15, 2013. She was stunned by the first explosion near the finish line and knocked to the ground by the second, which …
Mon., April 18, 2016, 12:33 p.m.
Boston Marathon swept by Ethiopians
Ethiopians nearly swept the Kenyans off the podium at the Boston Marathon on Monday, winning both the men’s and women’s races for the first time in history and taking five …
Sun., April 17, 2016, 7:16 p.m.
Fast times, $16M for charity: Boston Marathon things to know
Happy birthday to the Boston Marathon, which turns 120 on Monday. (You don’t look a day over 90.)
Sun., April 17, 2016, 12:40 p.m.
Exclusive Bloomsday ‘club’ perseveres
At 92, Warren Heylman has a good excuse for simply watching Bloomsday rather than being a participant. But Heylman is registered and ready to go come hell or high water. …
Mon., March 21, 2016, 7 p.m.
Millenials on the move
Researchers estimate that 42 million Americans consider themselves runners or joggers. Of those, about 18 million are millennials. They grew up familiar with the appeal of running and have fully …
Thu., March 17, 2016, 5:53 p.m.
First woman to finish Boston Marathon named Grand Marshal
The first woman to complete the Boston Marathon will be the Grand Marshal of next month’s race.
Sun., Feb. 14, 2016, 5:29 p.m.
Kirui, Lehonkova prevail in the fog in Los Angeles Marathon
Weldon Kirui pulled away in the final mile as Kenyan men swept the top three spots at the Los Angeles Marathon on a foggy Sunday.
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016, 1:07 p.m.
Winter runner stays sane on snowshoes
Alyssa Shaw stood out like a rocket among nearly 300 women enjoying an invigorating snowshoe hike at the
Wed., Jan. 27, 2016, 5:35 p.m.
Christilaw: Ludivine offers inspiration for wannabe runners
There are those who insist you don’t just roll off the couch and run a marathon. Those people haven’t met Ludivine from Elkmont, Alabama.
Sat., Dec. 19, 2015
Outdoor writing: Mead senior tops entries in 2015 high school contest
A story by Annie Bortz, a senior at Mead High School, has been judged the best of 25 entries to win The Spokesman-Review’s 2015 Outdoor Writing Contest for high school …
Sat., Dec. 19, 2015
Outdoor writing runner-up: Vigorous Winter
Oftentimes, when December clutches us with its transparent breeze and scolds like a mother to put on a scarf, we head inside and warm up by the fire in a …
Sun., Dec. 13, 2015, noon
Learning to run in middle age with app’s help
I’m a 50-something baby boomer who’s never been to a gym or taken an exercise class. A few months ago, I decided to learn to run. I wanted to recapture …
Mon., Dec. 7, 2015, 9:32 p.m.
NC’s Justin Janke 7th at Foot Locker West Regional
Justin Janke of North Central, the Washington 3A state champion, took seventh at the Foot Looker West Regionals last Saturday at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, California.
Thu., Dec. 3, 2015, 2:59 p.m.
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.
Wed., Nov. 18, 2015, 11 a.m.
Ammi Midstokke: Cultivation, an art lost to immediate gratification
It had been months since I was running. I had made a few half-hearted efforts, much like the one I was slogging through this morning, but by no means could …
Wed., Nov. 4, 2015, 5:13 p.m.
Don’t mess with these running Dragons
They understand that one could beat the other. For St. George’s runners Madison Ward and Marika Morelan, though, that’s a risk worth taking. And they wouldn’t have it any other …
Wed., Nov. 4, 2015, 1:39 p.m.
Ammi Midstokke: A community on the run
It was pouring rain. The kind of rain that makes you wake up only to have a cup of coffee and go back to bed. The kind of rain that …
Thu., July 30, 2015
Ammi Midstokke: Making memories with friends
When I first became a runner, I lost all kinds of friends. I lost friends that were tired of hearing about my mile splits. I lost smoke break friends. I …
Thu., July 30, 2015
Mud runs add an extra dimension of fun
These races are about friends, family and mud. One group of young women started with the first wave of runners at the July 18 Dirty Dash race at the Riverside …
Fri., July 3, 2015
70-year-old grandmother Gunhild Swanson finishes 100.2-mile Western States Endurance Run
Hollywood couldn’t make this up. Last weekend in California, only one competitor was left in a 100-mile endurance run.
Thu., June 18, 2015
If nothing else, running for a cause
The first 5K I ever ran (or rather crawled) was an accident. I had one of those friends who would casually say, “Hey, I’ve got this thing on Sunday morning. …
Thu., June 4, 2015
Triathlon runners reach finish thanks to full support
This is the last in a six-part series of stories chronicling the adventures of a 57-year-old sportswriter as he trains for his first triathlon. Part six: Reaching the finish line…
Mon., June 1, 2015
92-year-old becomes oldest woman to finish a marathon
A 92-year-old cancer survivor rocked her way into the record books Sunday, becoming the oldest woman to finish a marathon. Harriette Thompson of Charlotte, North Carolina, completed Sunday’s Rock ‘n’ …
Thu., May 21, 2015
Upcoming running events set for good causes
The annual Windermere Marathon and Half Marathon is June 7. The Expo is being held on June 6 at the Spokane Convention Center Centennial Ballroom. Registered runners that complete the …
Tue., May 12, 2015
Haile Gebrselassie retiring from racing, but he’ll still run
Haile Gebrselassie isn’t going to stop running, he’s just going to stop racing. The 42-year-old Ethiopian great, a two-time Olympic champion at 10,000 meters and a multiple world-record holder at …
Mon., May 4, 2015
Bloomsday elite women: Cynthia Limo wins with final kick
Doomsday Hill transformed a 12-woman race into a three-woman race. Cynthia Limo used a final tenacious kick to separate herself from the other two challengers.