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UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019

Full Ironman could return to Coeur d’Alene in 2021

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 …


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 …


UPDATED: Sun., June 24, 2018

Nothing half-hearted about Coeur d’Alene half Ironman 70.3

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.


Grip on Sports: No reason to hide after a poor week, though it seems to be all the rage

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.


Forever young: 65-year-old triathlete gets faster every year

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.


Medical Lake Triathlon honors legacy of a Spokane dad

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.


Ironman volunteers down almost 1,000 from recent years

Ironman Coeur d’Alene organizers are still looking for volunteers to help with Sunday’s triathlon.


Change is good for Ironman Coeur d’Alene race director

Zach Ukich is a skier, volunteer firefighter and skilled woodworker. In April he added diaper changer to his repertoire.


Spokane’s ‘Iron Nun’ highlighted in new Nike ad

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.


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 …


Spokane native Greg Billington realizes boyhood dream

Greg Billington hasn’t stopped moving since he left Spokane at the age of 3.


Triathlon runners reach finish thanks to full support

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…


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 …


Jim Allen’s Tri, tri again Part Four: Body, wallet incur blows for sake of triathlon

This is the fourth in a six-part series of stories titled “Tri, tri again,” chronicling the adventures of a 57-year-old sportswriter as he trains for his first triathlon. The investment …


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 …


Tri, tri again: Treading water on the road to Troika

This is the third in a six-part series called “Tri, tri again,” as a 57-year-old sportswriter trains for his first triathlon. The journey continues…


Allen: Tri, tri again Part 2: Testing the waters

This is the second in a six-part series of stories called “Tri, tri again,” as a Spokesman-Review sportswriter trains for his first triathlon with no guarantee of finishing. The arduous …


Tri, tri again: taking the first steps

Like most good ideas at the Allen house, this one came from my wife. “You should try a triathlon – it’ll be fun,” said Dannette, who did two of them …


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 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 …


Expectant mother will still celebrate Bike to Work Week

Haley Cooper-Scott admits she’s a little apprehensive about her plans for Bike to Work Week, which begins Monday. Not about the distance from her Spokane home to her workplace in …


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 …


Records fall at Ironman Coeur d’Alene

Ben Hoffman and Heather Wurtele have special connections to Ironman Coeur d’Alene. Hoffman attended the University of Montana and the first Ironman he watched was when Polson’s Matt Seeley took …


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 …


Wildfire risks to homes lessened

Evacuation notices have been lifted in the Grand Coulee area, where the Barker Canyon wildfire complex destroyed three homes and nine outbuildings since it began last weekend. Karen Ripley, spokeswoman …


At Fitness Fanatics, DeRuwe follows trends, learns from mistakes

Robin DeRuwe grew up near Kahlotus, Wash., population 193. She played B basketball in winter, but farm chores prevented her from turning out for track.


Boise doctor dies competing in triathlon

BOISE — The director of Emmett’s Most Excellent Triathlon says a doctor at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise died Saturday while competing in the event.


Zyemtsev, Kessler win Ironman CdA

Viktor Zyemtsev insists he’s not getting better with age, but his results suggest otherwise. The 39-year-old from Ukraine on Sunday became the first three-time Ironman Coeur d’Alene professional men’s champion, …


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.