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Ammi Midstokke: Rekindling long lost romance

I have fallen in love with a great many people, foods, sports and rock ballads in my day. I can’t exactly say if I am fickle or exuberant with childlike …


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 10:11 p.m.

Former Shadle Park distance runner Nick Hauger continues big goals with professional team

Before Nick Hauger kicked his way to West Coast Conference and West Regional cross country titles for the University of Portland, the Shadle Park graduate wasn’t sure where he’d rank …


‘I can conquer anything’: Spokane’s Amy Biviano prepares for double marathon as she battles epilepsy

Spokane resident Amy Biviano, diagnosed 26 years ago with epilepsy, plans to do a double marathon – 52.4 miles – to raise money for the Epilepsy Foundation as part of …


Ferry County outdoor festival aims to bring recreation, money to one of Washington’s poorest counties

Emily Burt knows the dollar value of sweaty and thirsty outdoor enthusiasts better than most. As the co-owner and founder of Republic Brewing, Burt is used to seeing trail weary …


UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019, 9:42 a.m.

Gabriele Grunewald, runner with cancer who inspired many, dies at 32

One of the country’s top middle-distance runners has died at her home in Minneapolis after inspiring many with a long and public fight against cancer. Gabriele Grunewald was 32. She …


IAAF ordered by court to suspend Semenya testosterone rules

Caster Semenya won an interim ruling in her battle against the IAAF and its testosterone regulations when the Swiss supreme court ordered athletics’ governing body to suspend the rules on …


Bloomsday 2019 is Sunday: Here’s what Bloomies need to know

Downtown roads will close at 5 a.m., and participants are reminded that backpacks aren’t allowed on the Bloomsday course due to safety concerns. If you’re looking for last-minute registration and …


Bay Trail Fun Run features Lake Pend Oreille views

Registration is now open for the Bay Trail Fun Run in Sandpoint, Idaho, where a few hundred folks run or walk the 5K and 10K courses along scenic waterfront trails.


UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019, 7:47 p.m.

Runners Soul to close doors after two decades of helping Spokane’s fleet footed

Radio advertisements and employees confirmed that the store that set up shop on Wall Street in 1999 will close this month. For owner Curt Kinghorn, it will be the end …


UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019, 7:14 a.m.

Bloomsday forecast is sunny and warm

Runners will be greeted by a warm and sunny Bloomsday weekend this year, with temperatures climbing up to 70 degrees by the end of Sunday.


Mo Farah accused of assault as feud with Gebrselassie escalates

Runner Mo Farah has been accused of taking part in two separate physical altercations at a hotel in Ethiopia, as an extraordinary public feud between the four-time Olympic champion and …


When Boston Marathon turned into a sprint, Lawrence Cherono was ready

Sometimes a race is both a marathon and a sprint. Such was the case at the Boston Marathon. Lawrence Cherono paced himself for 26 miles from Hopkinton to Boston. He …


Doctors’ long-running advice: Get checked before a marathon

If next week’s Boston Marathon inspires you to run one, doctors recommend you get a checkup first. Boston race director Dave McGillivray echoes that advice: He had triple bypass surgery …


‘Proof of Life’ documentary showing Friday at REI

A documentary film following Spokane’s Brad Thiessen’s recovery from brain cancer will be shown Friday at REI (1125 N. Monroe St.)


UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2019, 9:38 p.m.

When it comes to Bloomsday team names, creativity counts

Those are just three of the 29 finalists – out of 350 entries – in a contest that rewards clever minds instead of fast times. The list was announced Wednesday, …


Love is out there: From rafting and dog walking to fishing, outdoor passions bring couples together

It’s a worn and torn cliché with numerous iterations:


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

Bloomsday founder Don Kardong to retire leaving legacy of community involvement

Bloomsday 2019 will be the last for Don Kardong as race director. Kardong, who founded the event in 1977 and has participated in every race since, will retire following the …


Ammi Midstokke: The importance of tradition regardless of discomfort

As the holiday season is upon us, many of us are forced to take part in and reflect upon family traditions. The word “tradition” somehow supersedes any logical relevance, joy, …


Local running film, Proof of Life, wins big in Vegas

A documentary film following Spokane’s Brad Thiessen’s recovery from brain cancer won top honors at the Las Vegas Running Film Festival. The film was shot and directed by Spokane filmmaker …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 10:44 a.m.

Race in the Alps offers scenic payoff for Spokane runner Matt Zuchetto

“Zehn. Neun. Acht … Drei. Zwei. Eins. Go!” Race officials and the crowd counted down and sent us off into the mountains. Over the next 15 to 20 hours, I …


At 100, Orville Rogers misses world record chance in Spokane but hopes for strong weekend on track

World War II veteran Orville Rogers was sidelined Thursday in an attempt to set the world record for the fastest 800-meter race by a man over the age of 100. …


UPDATED: Mon., May 7, 2018, 9:32 p.m.

Number of Bloomsday finishers shrinks for seventh straight year, lowest since 1985

Preliminary estimates showed 38,187 people crossed the Bloomsday finish line on Sunday, marking the seventh straight year that participation has declined. That figure, which is subject to change because of …


Bloomsday 2018: Jemal Yimer pulls away from men’s elite field for victory

With a mile and a half to go, Bloomsday was anybody’s race. Seconds later, it was all but over.


Bloomsday 2018: Buze Diriba outkicks Mamitu Daska in women’s elite field second year in a row

For the second year in a row, Buze Diriba passed fellow Ethiopian Mamitu Daska in a sprint finish to whisk away the woman’s elite Bloomsday title.


Sandpoint man set to run 100 miles in firefighting gear to promote a healthy, cancer-fighting lifestyle

Gwen LeTutour strains against the laces on his large, cumbersome firefighting boots, pulling the leather tight against his intricately tape-wrapped feet and ankles. He shrugs on his heavy black and …


Boston Marathon weather was perfect storm for Desiree Linden

In foul weather, Desiree Linden abandoned her planning and made up her mind to drop out of the Boston Marathon. Then, the native Californian who lives in Michigan realized she …


Making the transition from pavement to dirt: Tips, tricks for trail running noobs

So you’re a runner. A motivated, pavement pounding, mileage tracking, road warrior, addicted to the euphoric response that follows pushing your body and mind to their limits.


Tips for running with your dog in Spokane

Tips for keeping you and Fido healthy while running.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 19, 2018, 3:04 p.m.

Runner’s science: Research predicts, prevents injuries in athletes

Runner’s Science, as the research study is known, studies the effects of distance running on the human body. The project was launched in 2008 alongside the inaugural 26.2 with Donna …


Winter running = cold and dark. Here are tips for staying safe.

Winter doesn’t stop a number of Spokane runners from regularly hitting their stride outdoors, with a few steps of precaution.