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The full Ironman left Coeur d’Alene after the 2017 race but has since continued its 70.3-mile version.
Three triathletes share what the Valley Girl meant to them. The 16th annual Valley Girl Triathlon, which moved to Medical Lake from Liberty Lake last year, on Sunday will be the final running of the area’s first women-only triathlon.
Ironman 70.3 kicks off Sunday in downtown Coeur d’Alene. But could the full Ironman – the 140.6-mile version of the grueling triathlon – make its way back to the Lake City?
There comes a time in most careers when you have to think about timing and that fragile balance between an abundance of different issues.
Dexter Yeats is a grandmother – and now she is a world champion. The 73-year-old Hayden Lake resident won the 70-74 age group women’s title at the 2018 Ironman 70.3 World Championship Triathlon in Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa, on Sept. 1. “I had the race of a lifetime,” she said.
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.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you are a baseball fan in the Spokane area, this hasn’t been a real good week for you. Read on.
Patti Peterson doesn’t believe in aging. That’s no surprise given that the 65-year-old Longview triathlete only seems to get faster and stronger with each passing year.
The city of Medical Lake honors the memory of a Spokane father who died during last year’s triathlon as the family hopes his legacy of fatherhood will continue on.
The Ritzville Triathlon – like all of humankind’s finest ideas (spittoons, restroom condom machines, Einstein’s Theory of Relativity …) – was hatched inside a saloon.
Ironman Coeur d’Alene organizers are still looking for volunteers to help with Sunday’s triathlon.
Zach Ukich is a skier, volunteer firefighter and skilled woodworker. In April he added diaper changer to his repertoire.
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.
Barbara Irvine first suspected she might have cancer while painting a depiction of the Christ the Redeemer statue in her art gallery in Coeur d’Alene. She felt a sharp pain in her abdomen, and decided to see a doctor. The pain she felt was ovarian cancer.
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 development and communications for Camp Fire Inland Northwest.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The U.S. Open is outside Pittsburgh this year, with the Fox sports guys immediately bringing up the supposedly poor memories from last year’s event at Chambers Bay. But they didn’t have much time to show golf. Nope. The horn sounded and the first round was delayed. Wow, they didn’t happen last year. Read on.
Greg Billington hasn’t stopped moving since he left Spokane at the age of 3.
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…
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 from St. Paul, Minnesota, finished the 750-meter swim, 20-kilometer bike, 5-kilometer run in 55 minutes, 45 seconds. Jorgensen has won every WTS race she has started since May 2014 and has 13 career victories. She leads the season standings with 4,000 points. Katie Zaferes of Hampstead, Maryland, was second in 56:06. She’s second in the season standings. Associated Presss
This is the fifth in a six-part series entitled “Tri, tri again,” in which a 57-year-old sportswriter attempts to complete his first triathlon. The end is near… Triathlon training has been so much fun, I don’t know where to start.