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Sunday, November 17, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


Swimming lesson: Don’t wait to exhale

Whether you’re a preschooler or a marathon runner, learning to swim starts with the basics. Lesson one for the grown-up newbies on Team Blaze Spokane: exhaling.