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Triathlon

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  • Columbia-based endurance race organizer to shut down

    Columbia-based endurance race organizer to shut down
    The struggling Columbia Triathlon Association, which has run endurance races throughout Maryland for 30 years and helped raise millions for local charities, plans to turn all its events over to the World Triathlon Corp. and will shut down, the chairman of...
  • Struggling TriColumbia relinquishes control of final races

    The World Triathlon Corporation, which licenses Ironman endurance races around the world, announced Thursday that it will soon take over four Maryland events that have been run by the nonprofit Columbia Triathlon Association, and two other local...
  • Apolo Ohno shifts from 'Dancing With the Stars' to Ironman triathlon

    Retirement is proving to be a busy time for Apolo Ohno. First, the former Olympic speedskater returned for a second stint on "Dancing With the Stars." Now, he is taking on the Ironman World Championship. Ohno has announced he plans to enter the...
  • Two local groups seek to take over some TriColumbia races

    Two local groups seek to take over some TriColumbia races
    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...
  • ChesapeakeMan Ultra helps Sarah Melanson distance herself in short time

    ChesapeakeMan Ultra helps Sarah Melanson distance herself in short time
    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...
  • Trotting with a team

    Trotting with a team
    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...
  • First American woman handcyclist completes Ironman

    First American woman handcyclist completes Ironman
    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...
  • Towson alum pedaling to get a women's version of the Tour de France

    Towson alum pedaling to get a women's version of the Tour de France
    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...
  • Toronto Film Review: 'The Finishers'

    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...
  • Man dies in swim portion of Alcatraz triathlon in frigid S.F. Bay

     
    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......
  • Bicyclist killed by MTA bus was training for triathlon

     
    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...