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Weekly Roundup (April 27-May 3)

Stacked pro field at St. George Ironman 70.3 Competing for $75,000 Just a few years ago, the prize purse and Kona points were much smaller than they are today for the U.S. Professional 70.3 Championship at St. George, Utah. But this time around, the $75,000 prize purse and the 1,500 Ironman qualifying points have attracted [...]

Weekly Roundup (April 13-19, 2014)

USA Track & Field, Nike Ink Long-Term Agreement USA Track & Field (USATF) and NIKE, Inc. on Wednesday announced an expansion of their partnership that will significantly increase support of USATF programs, athletes and competitive groups. The new partnership marks an ongoing commitment from NIKE to the sport in a sponsorship that extends from 2017 [...]

Weekly Roundup (April 6-12, 2014)

Armstrong’s Positive, if Reluctant, Step in a Sport’s Purification (NY Times) Last summer, Lance Armstrong sat a few feet from me and said he would never “rat out” his friends by publicly revealing who had helped him dope and who had known about his doping. Not a chance. No way. The last thing he would [...]

2014 Season Q&A with Triathlete Julie Stupp

The start of the 2014 triathlon season is nearing full swing and as a continuation of our Q&A with area professionals, our newest installment is with University of Arizona graduate and Austin transplant Julie Stupp. Born and raised in St. Louis, she's the only woman in history to compete at the NCAA Championships in both [...]

Heard Around the Lake: News, Notes and Idle Gossip (April 3, 2014)

BOSTON—Winter still hasn't quite relaxed its grip back here, but the Charles River was absolutely shimmering in all its splendor on my run in the early morning sun. I love running up and down rivers (or, in our case, Lady Bird Lake), but going up and down the Charles is always special this time of [...]

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Weekly Roundup Presented by Ready to Run (March 23-29, 2014)

Seeking Marc Davis’ American Road Record of 13:24, Bernard Lagat Is Pumped for 5k Road Debut at 2014 Carlsbad 5000 At Sunday’s Carlsbad 5000, American Bernard Lagat will lace up his Nike racing flats and step into uncharted territory. Racing his first ever 5-kilometer road race, the four-time Olympian is confident, eager, and focused on [...]

Photo Essay: Big Sexy Training Camp

Fredricksburg, TX This week, we caught up with local professional triathlete Chris McDonald in the Hill Country for a spring training camp. The seven day destination camp brought 15 triathletes from across the U.S., all of whom compete for the Big Sexy Racing team that McDonald started in 2013. Returning for a second season in 2014, the camp enables [...]

Weekly Roundup (Feb. 23-March 1, 2014)

Boston Marathon Bans Bags as Part of Security Plan This year's Boston Marathon will have a "no bags" policy as part of stepped-up security following last year's deadly bombing, the Boston Athletic Association announced Wednesday. Marathon runners typically are allowed to bring bags or backpacks to keep personal items. Those bags are bused between the starting [...]

Top Rated Training Ride Cafe Stops

Whether or not you're a serious roadie or triathlete cranking out 6+ hours in the saddle or the daily commuter pedaling across town. Caffeine is a source rocket fuel when the legs are feeling bagged, nothing is more integral in cycling than the essential café stop. A dose of caffeine and maybe even a pastry [...]