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  • Jorgenson gives back to her sport

    Gwen Jorgensen, the world-class triathlete from Waukesha, closed out the 2014 season as a champion and a benefactor. The 2012 Olympian created a scholarship fund with her husband, cyclist Patrick Lemieux, and distributed 13 grants to young triathletes who needed financial help to pursue their sport.

  • Not my day

    Wham! I slammed face first into the stern of a kayak. The paddler, part of the swim support crew, had entered the swim zone to attend to another struggling swimmer. Trying to regain my composure and wipe away the blood streaming from my nose, I moved on. That was only the first of several crashes that day.

  • U.S. Triathon Age Group Championship to three-peat in Milwaukee
    USA Triathlon set August 8 and 9 as the dates for the 2015 Age Group National Championships to return to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for a third straight year. 
  • Mark Harms redefines fast
    Hundreds of triathletes chasing Mark Harms would love to know the secret behind his remarkable run of success: six USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships in the past seven years, and one ITU World Age Group title. 
  • An Indian Head Country adventure
    There are worse ways to spend a few days in northwest Wisconsin than paddling 70 miles down the St. Croix River and biking 50 trail miles back up the Gandy Dancer State Trail. 
  • Paddling and pedaling the Red Cedar and Chippewa rivers and trails
    Wisconsin’s answer to Minnesota’s Root River for a premier paddle-and-pedal adventure is the Chippewa-Red Cedar River system.  
  • Soaking in 30 hours at the Stubborn Mule Adventure Race
    Checkpoint 40 was determined to finish me off. I had just passed the halfway point of the 30-hour Stubborn Mule Adventure Race. It was getting dark fast and thunder was rolling in the distance. 
  • Jackie Arendt stays cool before defending her Ironman Wisconsin title
    Jackie Arendtm 29, is approaching 2014 Ironman Wisconsin with a calm and consistent mindset, even with the pressure of defending a title being motivated by her nuptials. 
  • A new triathlon will make its debut next year as the first of five events in the also new 2015 Northwoods of Wisconsin Tri-Master Series. 
  • 2014 Multisports Calendar
    The following multisports calendar includes triathlons, duathlons and adventure races set to take place in the upper Midwest in May through the end of 2014. 
  • Finding a new path & purpose
    Since its creation in Green Bay in 2010, the Wisconsin myTeam Triumph franchise has paired more than 700 men, women and children with disabilities with more than 1,000 volunteer angels. The able-bodied runners, clad in red T-shirts with the “Run like an Angel” motto on the back, provide the propulsion in nearly 30 races a year, from 5K runs to marathons to 100-mile bike rides to triathlons. 
  • Many triathletes spend hundreds of hours training in indoor YMCA pools. But when it comes to racing season, the majority of the swim legs at event take place in inland lakes. Swimming in large bodies of water, like Lake Michigan, can be far different experience.  
  • When the economy crashed, my work as a freelance writer suffered. Instead of getting too depressed about the decreased workload I decided to use the unexpected free time to get in better shape. Possibly stretching that goal a bit, I registered for the 2012 Ironman Wisconsin. Why not, right?  
  • Two years ago I looked across the dinner table at my wife's big leafy salad and back at my plate and a second heaping helping of something far less healthful. I suddenly found myself saying outloud to her, the cook in our household, "You really shouldn't have to make different meals for me."  
  • The easiest part of a 24-hour race is signing the waiver. When training starts, reality sets in. It should be obvious that your nutrition plan will need to be tuned up for one intense party.  
with Tom Held
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