| Jun 26, 2012
| 6:49 AM
You don’t want to train for the long run in a short time. Dathan Ritzenhein knew that in January, when he ran the U.S. Olympic Marathon trials in Houston after two Achilles tendon surgeries in the previous 10 months had kept him from training for...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 8:28 AM
Hilary Phelps was approaching the finish line of her first Ironman triathlon. Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run" was playing. She was wrung out from more than 14 hours of swimming, cycling and now running, certain that there wasn't a single drop of...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 8:43 AM
Brendan Hansen may have won a ticket to London on Tuesday night with a victory in the 100-meter breaststroke race, but he's found time as well to watch the rivalry that's riveted everyone: Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte.
"I think Ryan's really eager...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 8:03 PM
Back in high school when Sharon Day was building herself as the greatest athlete to come out of Costa Mesa High, she competed in volleyball, soccer and track and field.
In the spring, she excelled in track and field. At most meets, she racked up...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 8:43 PM
David Walters, a former Tabb High standout, was close to having a final chance to make the men's U.S. Olympic team in swimming Friday night at the Olympic Trials in Omaha, Neb.
Scratches by Ryan Lochte and Matt Grevers -- both already qualified for the...
| Jun 30, 2012
| 9:06 PM
Sharon Day said she entered the U.S. Olympic track and field trials without much stress. She had already earned an 'A' standard and knew she had to finish in the top three in the heptathlon to qualify for the 2012 Olympics.
A relaxed Day finished...
| Jul 1, 2012
| 6:59 PM
Missy Franklin and Elizabeth Beisel were the top two finishers in the 200-meter backstroke Sunday, earning spots on the Olympic team. Former North Baltimore Aquatic Club swimmer Elizabeth Pelton came in third.
"You don't really swim to get to third," a...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 8:00 PM
Omaha, Neb. — Michael Phelps' eight gold medals in eight tries in the 2008 Beijing Olympics might never be duplicated.
On Monday, someone who could have been able to do it — Phelps himself — announced that he wouldn't even try.
| Jul 3, 2012
| 5:58 PM
David Walters was ready to hang up his swimming career when he suddenly had to go back into race mode.
The Tabb High and University of Texas graduate finished 10th in the 100-meter freestyle semifinals at the U.S. Olympic Trials, two spots out of a...
| Jul 7, 2012
| 1:58 PM
When Angel McCoughtry steps on the floor of Basketball Arena in London later this month, she won't play in front of the largest crowd of her life.
In her country's opening game against Croatia on July 28, the Baltimore native won't face the best...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 10:28 AM
Michael Phelps has earned magazine gold: the cover of Details magazine.
The Olympian strikes a pose, bare-chested and in jeans, for the magazine's August issue.
The headline on the story is "Michael Phelps: The Greatest American Hero."
If there's a...