| Mar 9, 2013
| 12:47 PM
Lukas Verzbicas stopped halfway through the final leg of his first triathlon since the July 31 bicycle training crash that left him with spinal injuries so bad that doctors had feared permanent paralysis.
"I'm not ready to compete at such a high level,"...
| Mar 17, 2013
| 9:18 PM
It might be baseball season in Southern California, but there was no shortage of big basketball news this week, as the coach of one of the area's winningest programs switched schools to join a nearby program.
Maranatha announced the hiring of Pasadena...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 11:45 AM
The morning after the 2012 Los Angeles Marathon, I picked up The Times and turned to the race results. Scanning the age-group finishers, I formed a secret plan.
Being a marathon runner assigns me to the category of "weird," but even more peculiar is...
| Mar 23, 2013
| 12:37 PM
The event that inspired it was a tragedy like nothing the state had seen before, but the mood at the first Sandy Hook Run for the Families Saturday morning was one of celebration, triumph and hope.
A record-breaking 15,000 runners took part in the...
| Mar 24, 2013
| 3:00 AM
From 1909 until 1939, marathons were run from Laurel to Washington or Baltimore. After the first few marathons, they not only became AAU-sanctioned, but the race was one of the qualifying marathons for the U.S. Olympic team. There was one constant in...
| Mar 23, 2013
| 5:26 PM
HARTFORD — Chase Kowalski didn't want to wear his swim vest. So he watched Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte during the Olympics last summer and taught himself how to swim.
The training wheels stayed on his first bike from Christmas until the first...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 5:01 PM
If you thought Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge was crazy (running both Disney's marathon and half marathon), things are about to get Dopey. The 2014 Disney Marathon Weekend, Jan. 8-12, will expand to five days and will include a 10K, along with the...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 9:06 AM
I've convinced two of my boys that waking up early and running a 5K is a fun way to spend a morning. Before you imagine happy-faced kids motivated by fitness and together-time with Mom, forget it: I buy them a half-dozen doughnuts on the way home. Every...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 12:03 PM
Steven Leibowitz is trying to run as fast as he can, but the trail is muddy and tree roots are hiding under the soil, slowing him down. Now there's a stream blocking his path, with no way to cross, save a few widely spaced rocks. But Leibowitz can't...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 11:57 AM
Imagine running a 10-kilometer race more than 185 feet in the air, looking down and seeing the Chesapeake Bay.
For those who've sat in traffic for what seemed like hours trying to get from one side of the Bay Bridge to the other — and even for...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 12:30 PM
A course record was set in the 17th annual Surf City USA Marathon on Sunday.
Reigning champ Carla McAlister, 39, of San Clemente finished in a time of 2:56:28, beating the old mark set in 2006 of 2:57:19 by Nadia Noorzia. That's right, she's 39.