| Dec 25, 2009
Beth Fong paces in her wetsuit around the grassy park overlooking Tempe Town Lake, contemplating the grueling daylong race ahead.
She has trained for months to swim, bike and run the nearly 141-mile Ironman triathlon. Her father, standing behind her,...
| Sep 22, 2009
Andy Weissinger, the head pro at The Pines Golf Course at Fort Eustis, got a super shocker while watching the recent PGA Championship on television inside the course clubhouse.
It was a phone call. Jim Remy, the president of the PGA of America, was...
| Oct 8, 2009
Brian Boyle wants to run along the streets of the city that helped him learn to walk again.
He doesn't mind the pain of the 26.2-mile Under Armour Baltimore Marathon. He has had more than his share in the past five years.
The St. Mary's College of...
| Sep 7, 2010
You're headed to the gym or for a bike ride after work. Should you sip a sports drink before, guzzle it afterward or stick with water?
The answer, according to sports nutrition experts, is … it depends.
These drinks — Accelerade, Gatorade,...
| Sep 8, 2010
| 3:30 PM
It seems athletes David and Michael Belcher, juniors at La Cañada High, are always following one another. The identical twins are separated in age by just one minute, and when they race they don't usually finish far apart.
More than once, the two...
| Nov 24, 2010
Harry Nickell was riding his bicycle Sunday morning on the shoulder of U.S. Highway 27 near the Lakeridge Winery when a car traveling in the same direction wandered off the road and slammed into him from behind.
In a blink, Lake County's unofficial...
| May 9, 2010
Odds are, the Glueck kids' mom can beat up your mom. Or at least outrun her.
Connie Glueck — mom to Gavin, 18; Gaylin, 15; Grayson, 13; Gaphne, 11; and Garen, 10 — tackled her first triathlon on her 42nd birthday four years ago, and has...
| May 10, 2010
The physical challenge of the triathlon is readily apparent. But one of the world's best multisport athletes suggests it may be foremost a mental game.
"Always reach beyond what you think you can accomplish," Chris Lieto, runner-up in the 2009 Ironman...
| Jun 22, 2009
We're 45 minutes up a forbidding Malibu dirt road that climbs 2,200 feet in four miles, and the Wild Man is ahead. Way ahead. Out-of-sight ahead. And my excuses begin:
"I'm a mountain biker, but I've never ridden right after a grueling, two-hour, all-...
| May 15, 2010
| 3:34 PM
Dave McGillivray operates under three principles: Set goals, not limits; the worst injustice anyone can perform is underestimating their own ability; those who doubt things can get done shouldn't interrupt those who are doing.
McGillivray is one of those...