| Mar 14, 2014
| 5:57 PM
Two local organizations hope to take over endurance race events that have for decades been staged by the Columbia Triathlon Association, a nonprofit that has been working to keep itself afloat amid financial difficulties.
The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 7:49 PM
As then-17-year-old Sarah Melanson crossed the finish line of the ChesapeakeMan Ultra Championship early this fall, she couldn't believe what she had just endured.
She had swum 2.4 miles through jellyfish-infested waters, had biked 112 miles while...
| Nov 28, 2013
Shane Lauer can be forgiven for wanting to stay in bed. It was a chilly Saturday morning in early November and even veteran marathoners like him don't always feel like training.
He did get up, though, and headed to the Northern Central Railroad Trail...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 4:25 PM
A New York para-athlete has become the first American woman handcyclist to complete the Ironman World Championship — defeating a Chicago woman competing for the same honor.
In the 17-hour triathlon Saturday in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, Susan Katz, a...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 6:09 AM
Melissa Otterbein never has thought of herself as a world-class athlete, just someone who was persistent and worked hard to achieve her goals.
At Towson University, where she was a member of the swimming team, Otterbein made the Colonial Athletic...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Shamelessly sentimental but tough to resist, "The Finishers" follows a differently abled teen and his dad in their efforts to train for and compete in a triathlon together, the father heroically pulling his wheelchair-bound kid while swimming, running and...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 9:32 AM
An entrant in the annual Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon died during its swimming portion in the frigid waters of San Francisco Bay. The event Sunday was held three months earlier than usual and under much colder conditions, the San Francisco......
| Oct 16, 2012
| 9:03 AM
A female bicyclist who was killed over the weekend when she veered into a Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus was training for an Ironman Triathlon, her coach said. Marisela Echeverria, 36, was dragged beneath the bus and ultimately run over by...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 7:39 PM
Terri Visovatti didn't know she wanted to try a tri until she saw triathletes in action at the Ford Ironman World Championships in Hawaii in October 2011.
Visovatti, a massage therapist, had clients who participated in triathlons, but she had long...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 11:16 AM
Chicago’s tenure as the U.S. capital of elite triathlon racing probably will extend through 2018.
As first reported Thursday on chicagotribune.com, Chicago has been designated host of an International Triathlon Union World Triathlon Series event...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 11:58 AM
Steve Otten does not think about qualifying for the Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.
Not this Sunday, when the 30-year-old financial adviser from Ellicott City participates for the second straight year in the EnduraFit Ironman 70.3...