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Hayden Lake senior triathlete Dexter Yeats wins Ironman World Title

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.

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 development and communications for Camp Fire Inland Northwest.

The U.S. Open is golf at its toughest – if the weather plays along

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.

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 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

Jim Allen prepares for his first triathlon

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.