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  • THURSDAY, AUG. 18, 2016, 3:47 P.M.

    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.


  • THURSDAY, AUG. 18, 2016, 3:12 P.M.

    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.


  • TUESDAY, AUG. 16, 2016, 4:55 P.M.

    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.


  • THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2016, 10 A.M.

    Kids can test their endurance in off-road triathlon at Dart-Lo

    Camp Dart-Lo is hosting its second Kids’ Off-Road Triathlon on July 28. The race is open to all children in kindergarten through seventh grade, said Jill Strom, director of fund …


  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2016, 11:15 P.M.

    Spokane native Greg Billington realizes boyhood dream

    Greg Billington hasn’t stopped moving since he left Spokane at the age of 3.


  • THURSDAY, 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…


  • MONDAY, JUNE 1, 2015

    Jorgensen wins 10th straight

    Gwen Jorgensen raced to her 10th straight ITU World Triathlon Series victory Sunday in London, leading a U.S. sweep for the second time this season. Jorgensen, the defending series champion …


  • THURSDAY, MAY 7, 2015

    Jim Allen’s Tri, tri again Part Four: Body, wallet incur blows for sake of triathlon

    This is the fourth in a six-part series of stories titled “Tri, tri again,” chronicling the adventures of a 57-year-old sportswriter as he trains for his first triathlon. The investment …


  • THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2015

    Tri, tri again: Treading water on the road to Troika

    This is the third in a six-part series called “Tri, tri again,” as a 57-year-old sportswriter trains for his first triathlon. The journey continues…


  • THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2015

    Area clubs turn triathlon into a team sport

    Six years ago, Nicole Lund got her biggest triathlon lesson: It’s not a solo sport. After hitting the proverbial wall in 2009 at the Coeur d’Alene Ironman, she consoled herself …


  • THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2015

    Allen: Tri, tri again Part 2: Testing the waters

    This is the second in a six-part series of stories called “Tri, tri again,” as a Spokesman-Review sportswriter trains for his first triathlon with no guarantee of finishing. The arduous …


  • THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2015

    Tri, tri again: taking the first steps

    Like most good ideas at the Allen house, this one came from my wife. “You should try a triathlon – it’ll be fun,” said Dannette, who did two of them …


  • SUNDAY, NOV. 30, 2014

    Ironman under review by fee-conscious CdA chamber

    After a successful run of Ironman competitions, the Coeur d’Alene Area Chamber of Commerce is evaluating whether it will continue to sponsor the event after 2016. There’s little doubt that …


  • SATURDAY, JUNE 28, 2014

    Ironman volunteer, 18, moves from sidelines to starting line

    Now it’s her turn. After spending half her childhood on the sidelines of Coeur d’Alene’s biggest race, Tayler Petticolas is stepping to the starting line. The college-bound teen makes her …


  • SATURDAY, MAY 10, 2014

    Expectant mother will still celebrate Bike to Work Week

    Haley Cooper-Scott admits she’s a little apprehensive about her plans for Bike to Work Week, which begins Monday. Not about the distance from her Spokane home to her workplace in …


  • MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2013

    Ironman Coeur d’Alene starts with safer swim, ends in records

    The mad dash into the lake that heralds the start of Ironman was replaced Sunday by an orderly march into the water. In the Coeur d’Alene debut of a rolling …


  • SUNDAY, JUNE 23, 2013, 8:52 P.M.

    Records fall at Ironman Coeur d’Alene

    Ben Hoffman and Heather Wurtele have special connections to Ironman Coeur d’Alene. Hoffman attended the University of Montana and the first Ironman he watched was when Polson’s Matt Seeley took …


  • SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 2013

    Ironman event provides quest for success

    From around the Northwest, the nation and the world, they’ve made their way to Coeur d’Alene this week for the 11th Ironman to start and finish at the city’s celebrated …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 13, 2012

    Wildfire risks to homes lessened

    Evacuation notices have been lifted in the Grand Coulee area, where the Barker Canyon wildfire complex destroyed three homes and nine outbuildings since it began last weekend. Karen Ripley, spokeswoman …


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 9, 2012

    At Fitness Fanatics, DeRuwe follows trends, learns from mistakes

    Robin DeRuwe grew up near Kahlotus, Wash., population 193. She played B basketball in winter, but farm chores prevented her from turning out for track.


  • SATURDAY, AUG. 11, 2012, 3:53 P.M.

    Boise doctor dies competing in triathlon

    BOISE — The director of Emmett’s Most Excellent Triathlon says a doctor at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise died Saturday while competing in the event.


  • SUNDAY, JUNE 24, 2012, 10:28 P.M.

    Zyemtsev, Kessler win Ironman CdA

    Viktor Zyemtsev insists he’s not getting better with age, but his results suggest otherwise. The 39-year-old from Ukraine on Sunday became the first three-time Ironman Coeur d’Alene professional men’s champion, …


  • SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2012

    Accidental pro

    Haley Cooper-Scott enjoys a sport that takes her around the world – especially when it takes her back home. “I really love the finish line,” said Cooper-Scott, of Spokane, a …


  • SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2012

    Whalen family gatherings center on triathlons

    At most family reunions, the hard work is getting there. After thousands of air miles, the Whalen brothers haven’t even warmed up.


  • SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2012

    CdA, triathlon corporation agree to another five-year deal

    The swimmers may get cold feet, but Ironman North America says it has no hesitation about renewing its commitment to Coeur d’Alene. After two five-year contracts, the city of Coeur …


  • FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2012, 8:46 P.M.

    Whalen family reunites for triathlon

    At most family reunions, the hard work is getting there. After thousands of air miles, the Whalen brothers haven’t even warmed up. But Pat, Mike and Chris Whalen had no …


  • THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2012

    Scott Roy embodied his mantra: ‘enjoy the journey’

    Team Blaze triathlon coach Scott Roy often told his athletes to “enjoy the journey.” A race, even an Ironman, doesn’t last long compared to the hours of training it takes …


  • SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2012, 10:11 P.M.

    Valley woman beats the odds with husband at her side

    The diagnosis, of course, was shocking: cervical cancer. I’ll miss a whole season of training was Rachel Johnson’s first thought. Not Rachel, her new husband Eric thought. She’s too careful …


  • THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2011

    Cancer survivor prepares for first triathlon

    The day before Thanksgiving 2006, Susie Leonard Weller had a colonoscopy to check out a few troubling symptoms. When she woke up to the words “colorectal cancer” she was stunned …


  • TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2011

    A true inspiration

    Two years ago, Tom Aylward couldn’t ride a bike. On Sunday, he rode 112 miles in 8 ½ hours. Two years ago, the 62-year-old couldn’t swim more than 25 yards. …


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