| Apr 22, 2012
Travelers may think of Hawaii as the land of surfboards, sunsets and mai tais, but there's a lava flow of reasons to go beyond the beaches and discover why residents say they are lucky to live in Hawaii. And, yes, some of the state's best beaches are...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 7:24 PM
You could say that Dan Benintendi is hooked on exercise. On a typical morning in Fort Worth, Texas, he wakes up at 3:30 a.m. to swim 2,500 yards. Then he teaches a one-hour spin class, works most of the day as an AT&T account manager, teaches another spin...
| Dec 21, 2012
Army veteran Melissa Stockwell has one strong, healthy leg. The other is a scarred, 6-inch stump that she has proudly nicknamed "Little Leg."
The Bucktown woman throws birthday parties for this shortened limb, always dresses it in her favorite colors...
| Nov 18, 2012
| 6:59 PM
Some people know Guy Berkebile as the CEO of Guy Chemical. Others know him as an Ironman. Many more people are beginning to know him as both.
He was recently giving a tour of the Guy Chemical building when someone asked when it would be over so...
| Nov 11, 2011
| 1:27 PM
In a moment of triumph, Lukas Verzbicas began to have doubts about his decision to abandon triathlon and become a runner at the University of Oregon.
Verzbicas started to think his gold medal at September's World Junior Triathlon Championships looked...
| Aug 3, 2010
Like many women of her generation, Casey Kelly grew up playing sports. She played soccer and ran track in high school and went on to play four years of soccer at Daemen College in Amherst, N.Y. But once her final game for the Wildcats ended, so did her...
| Jun 8, 2010
I belong to a class of people who might charitably be called overthinkers — who, when confronted with (gasp) making a decision, will kill any semblance of clarity by bludgeoning it with what ifs.
In matters of the heart, and especially when...
| 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,...
| Aug 9, 2010
Tackling three sports at once has a strange effect on triathletes: It makes them famously open-minded. Always in learning mode, tri guys and gals flock to clinics to improve their swim-bike-run, pay online coaches big bucks for training advice and love to...
| Jul 16, 2010
What made Larry Brown's addiction acceptable was that it was, at least on the surface, good for him.
He was in his early 40s and running an impressive 50 miles a week. So what if it consumed him; if he thought about it even when his feet weren't...
| Aug 6, 2010
When Libby Jones, who is four months' pregnant, posted on Facebook that she was going to take a Zumba class, a comment immediately popped up:
"It will get your heart rate waaaay up there, so be careful!" To which Jones, 30, replied: "Oh, I didn't know...