| 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,...
| Feb 28, 2011
| 7:46 PM
Editor's Note: This corrects an earlier version.
COSTA MESA — When patients are zipped into the air-tight Alter G Anti-Gravity Treadmill from the waist-down, it feels like walking on the moon, said Chad Jarrett, co-owner of Jarrett Orthopaedic...
| 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...
| 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...
| May 20, 2010
| 7:27 PM
In today's edition of the Friday files, we're looking at everything from double standards to strange public-relations strategies — with a couple of gator bites thrown in for good measure.
•Chomp, die. Did you see where trappers tracked down...
| Jun 7, 2010
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The investment: 30 minutes of exercise a day. The return? An extra nine quality years.
Fit people in their 50s are...