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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 …


CdA Chamber of Commerce committed to Ironman

Ironman will carry on in Coeur d’Alene the next three years and likely beyond that with a new push to raise money for the sponsorship fee. The Coeur d’Alene Chamber …


Coeur d’Alene to keep Ironman support going

Ironman will carry on in Coeur d’Alene the next three years and likely beyond that with a new push to raise money for the sponsorship fee.


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 …


Ironman volunteers well-suited to keep triathletes on course

Nowhere is the volunteer spirit more infectious than at the peeler party. Three dozen men and women stood in a semicircle Sunday morning, eagerly awaiting the waves of soaked Ironman …


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 …


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 …


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 …


Paddleboarders on hand to lend aid at CdA Ironman

Ironman is full of warm feelings, even in the 63-degree waters of Lake Coeur d’Alene. For Grace Robison, the enduring memory of her first Ironman last year was the struggling …


Paddleboarders on hand to lend aid at CdA Ironman

Ironman is full of warm feelings, even in the 63-degree waters of Lake Coeur d’Alene.


CdA’s lively summer will have its challenges

COEUR D’ALENE – This is shaping up to be one of the busiest summers in the Lake City, with the planned return of hydroplane racing over Labor Day weekend capping …


Shock owner Nelson stands behind coach Olson

Spokane Shock majority owner Brady Nelson, before the question was even posed Tuesday, said he wants first-year head coach Andy Olson to return next season. “I know people have been …


UPDATED: Wed., June 27, 2012

Seattle man dies after Coeur d’Alene Ironman swim

A Seattle man died after the weekend Ironman swim in Coeur d’Alene.


Ironman competitors thrive on enthusiasm of family, strangers

Behind every Ironman competitor is a dedicated support team. Take Team Mattison, for instance: Their day began at 4:30 a.m. when they helped Matt Mattison, 27, set up for the …


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 …


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.


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 …


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 …


10 tips for those headed to Ironman on Sunday

Last year a friend of mine did her first Ironman Coeur d’Alene. As evening turned to night, her friends gathered on Sherman Avenue to watch her cross the finish line. …


Triathlete Rachel Johnson beats odds with husband at side

The diagnosis, of course, was shocking: cervical cancer. I’ll miss a whole season of training was Rachel Johnson’s first thought.


Alexander wins Ironman Coeur d’Alene in record time

Craig Alexander promised maximum effort in Sunday’s Ironman Coeur d’Alene, but the two-time world champion wasn’t sure what that would be. Turns out it was the best there’s ever been …


Aylward doesn’t finish, still proud

Tom Aylward of Spirit Lake did not finish the 2011 Ironman Coeur d’Alene on Sunday, but felt proud that he gave it his all. “I don’t feel bad. I did …


Aylward, 62, gets closer to his objective with every workout

A dramatic lifestyle change has melted 78 pounds off Tom Aylward’s 6-foot-4-inch frame and introduced him to healthy eating habits for the first time in his 62 years. Fifteen months …