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June 24, 2011
This past Sunday, Team RKL placed second overall and first in the all female team category at the Assateague Assault Sprint Triathlon Relay at Assateague State Park in Ocean City. Faced with very challenging ocean conditions, Robbie Reeves swam the 1/2 mile first leg of the race in 20:46. With hot and very humid conditions Kat Brady biked the 14-mile second leg in 36:13 and Lydia Johnson ran the third leg, 3.26 miles, in 25:19. The trio finished with a fantastic time of 1:23:55. Pictured in front from left, are Robbie Reeves, Kat Brady, Lydia Johnson.
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | April 11, 2014
The World Triathlon Corporation, which licenses Ironman endurance races around the world, announced Thursday that it will soon take over four Maryland events that have been run by the nonprofit Columbia Triathlon Association, and two other local organizations will likely continue most other events that are on the CTA 2014 schedule. In a release, the WTC, a for-profit company based in Florida, said that what had been the 140.6-mile ChesapeakeMan race in Cambridge on Sept. 20 will become the 12th Ironman triathlon in the United States, with some changes in the race course.
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August 18, 2011
Major traffic delays are expected Sunday, Aug. 21 on Route 108 in Ellicott City because of the Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon. From 7 a.m. to noon, Route 108 will be closed to westbound traffic between Ten Mills Road and Centennial Lane. Also, southbound Centennial Lane from the park entrance to Route 108 will be closed. More than 2,000 competitors are expected at Centennial Park to take part in the .62-mile swim, 17.5-mile bike ride and a 3.3-mile run. Some roads will be temporarily closed to ensure the safety of the bicyclists.
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Sports Digest | April 11, 2014
Triathlon Ironman Series to hold first state, Mid-Atlantic race in September The inaugural state Ironman triathlon will take place Sept. 20, becoming the first Ironman Series race in the Mid-Atlantic and the series' 12th U.S. location. The 2.4-mile swim will take place in the Choptank River on the Delmarva Peninsula, the 112-mile bicycle race will run through Dorchester County and into the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, and the 26.2-mile run will be on primarily flat roads.
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Sports Digest | August 24, 2012
Triathlon Lussi, Hursey earn age-group national titles Hunter Lussi of Lutherville captured the men's 17-19 age group national title Saturday at the USA Triathlon Olympic-Distance National Championship in Burlington, Vt., and Katie Hursey of Hampstead took the women's 20-24 group. Lussi posted a time of 1 hour, 57:49 seconds on the 1,500-meter swim, 40-kilometer bike and 10-kilometer run course. In addition to the victory, Lussi also earned a spot on Team USA for the 2013 ITU Age Group Triathlon World Championships in London.
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April 19, 1992
Joel Johnson of the U.S. Naval Academy and Kayla Lehmann of Annapolis posted the best overall male and female times in the annual Spring Triathlon at Anne Arundel Community College last Sunday.The eventattracted a field of nearly 80 contestants, almost double the numberin last year's event.Johnson's time of 48 minutes, 27 seconds beat last year's winningtime by 33 seconds. Times for male athletes overall improved markedly over those of a year ago.The triathlon opened with a one-third-mile swim at the indoor Daniel C. Olson Memorial Pool, followed by aneight-mile bike race on College Parkway and wrapped up with a five-kilometer run around the campus perimeter, ending at the Siegert Stadium finish line.
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By Steven Kivinski and Steven Kivinski,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | November 15, 1997
Amanda White, a standout distance runner and swimmer at Dulaney High and Stanford, will be among the 200 athletes from the United States competing in tomorrow's International Triathlon Union World Championship in Perth, Australia.White, who graduated from Stanford in June and spent the summer and fall training for triathlons at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., qualified for the U.S. national team in August by finishing fourth in her age group (20-24) at the Columbia Triathlon.
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By Phil Jackman and Phil Jackman,Staff Writer | June 12, 1992
Alas, it is no more, but thousands will remember the Baltimore Triathlon with fond memory, particularly Jimmy Riccitello.When the former Baltimore stop on the Bud Light Triathlon Series begins Sunday at 7 a.m. in Lums Pond State Park near Wilmington, Del., Riccitello will be on hand as defending champ."
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,don.markus@baltsun.com | August 24, 2009
They came for conditioning, competition, camaraderie. They shared bloodlines, lots of sweat and more than a few tears, joyful for most who made it to the finish Sunday at Howard County's Centennial Park, painful for those who didn't. More than 2,400 women started the fourth Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon, the largest gathering of its kind, which is an event that starts with a 0.62-mile swim, continues with a 17.5-mile bike ride and concludes with a hilly, 3.4-mile run. Thousands of relatives and friends came to offer moral support.
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By Sharahn D. Boykin and Sharahn D. Boykin,Sun Reporter | July 22, 2007
The controversy over Annapolis's first triathlon is expected to come to a halt tomorrow, with the likely approval of a new lease that shifts parking and the finish line away from prime downtown locations. The compromise, brokered between Alderman Richard E. Israel, who represents downtown, and Tom Smith of the Annapolis Triathlon Club, also calls for keeping Main Street open the morning of Sept. 9 in an effort to appease businesses and churches. "We're trying to prevent 1,500 cars from driving down to the City Dock on a Sunday morning," Israel said at Friday's meeting of the city council's Economic Matters Committee.
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | April 1, 2014
The struggling Columbia Triathlon Association, which has run endurance races throughout Maryland for 30 years and helped raise millions for local charities, plans to turn all its events over to the World Triathlon Corp. and will shut down, the chairman of its board said. "WTC is taking over all the events," said Todd Jennings, chairman of the board of directors for the nonprofit association, also known as TriColumbia. "Once they take over the races, we'll officially shut down the organization and dissolve it. " The two organizations still are working out the details of the arrangement, he said.
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By Michael Neidhardt and The Baltimore Sun | February 8, 2014
After his 5-month-old daughter, Adelyn, was diagnosed with the rare brain disorder Aicardi syndrome, Trent Stroup immediately took action. He and his wife, Tina, visited several clinics to try to find the one best suited to treat their daughter. Since deciding on the Johns Hopkins Epilepsy Center, Stroup has made it his mission to raise money for the center - not only to help his daughter, but also to get closer to finding a cure for all children affected by the disorder. One major part of Stroup's fundraising efforts is the Tri To Help Indoor Triathlon For Epilepsy, now in its ninth year.
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By Nicholas Fouriezos, The Baltimore Sun | December 14, 2013
As then-17-year-old Sarah Melanson crossed the finish line of the ChesapeakeMan Ultra Championship early this fall, she couldn't believe what she had just endured. She had swum 2.4 miles through jellyfish-infested waters, had biked 112 miles while battling near-record winds and then, to cap off a 15-hour effort, had run 26.2 miles for a full marathon. "I was like, 'Are you sure I did that?'" Melanson said. "It was completely surreal. I couldn't even believe I had just done it. " Her disbelief was shared by the family members who gathered to watch her finish, long after darkness set on the dimly lit course in Cambridge in Dorchester County.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | September 8, 2013
Melissa Otterbein never has thought of herself as a world-class athlete, just someone who was persistent and worked hard to achieve her goals. At Towson University, where she was a member of the swimming team, Otterbein made the Colonial Athletic Association championships twice in her four years. Otterbein, who grew up outside Philadelphia and has remained in Baltimore after graduating four years ago, has another goal that appears a little more challenging: She is trying to get the Tour de France to hold a race for women.
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By Dan Appenfeller, The Baltimore Sun | August 17, 2013
Whitney Sibol looked up to see a buoy ahead as she continued her front crawl along the Bird River in eastern Baltimore County. Like so many times before, her left arm came out of the water as she continued to swim. It was Sunday, June 3, 2012. "I'm almost there," she thought. Then, it was Thursday, and the Perry Hall High alumna was in Maryland Shock Trauma Center, her pelvis and a scapula fractured, ribs caved and left extremities devoid of feeling. Her mother, Judy, was speaking with nurses about an accident.
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By Dan Appenfeller, The Baltimore Sun | August 17, 2013
This guy's a beast.” “We often wonder if he has gills.” Shana Hersh and Brian Walker are quick to praise their friend Franco Prezioso, a long-distance open-water swimmer from Bel Air. Of course, Prezioso is rarely around to hear it, as the 47-year-old Towson grad is often found doing 10-kilometer workouts in Bel Air's Arena Club pool. “That's ridiculous,” Walker said of Prezioso's routines. “I don't know how he does it.” And on the heels of finishing his longest race, the Extreme North Dakota Watersports Endurance Test, or END-WET, a 27-mile jaunt down the Red River on July 13, Prezioso is chest-deep in preparations for his next swim campaign: the Cape Circumnavigation Challenge, a 15.1-mile course around Cape May, N.J. “I love getting out there; I love swimming,” he said.
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By Michael Reeb | October 2, 1991
The Delaware Bud Light Triathlon, to be run June 14, has been named to replace the discontinued Baltimore Bud Light Triathlon, race director Lyn Brooks announced yesterday. The Delaware triathlon will take the place of the Baltimore triathlon on next year's Bud Light Triathlon Series schedule.The Delaware triathlon, which will consist of a nine-tenths-of-a-mile swim, a 40-kilometer bike ride and a 10K road race, will be held at Lums Pond State Park. The park is 4 miles southeast of Newark, Del., and 50 miles from Baltimore, which had held the stop on the Bud Light Triathlon Series for seven years.
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August 14, 1994
The 1994 Tri-Fed USA National Amateur Triathlon Championship will take place from 7 a.m. to noon today in Howard County.Nearly 1,000 competitors from across the country will swim 1.5 kilometers (.93 mile), bike 40 kilometers (24.8 miles) and run 10 kilometers (6.2 miles).This event will qualify competitors for TEAM USA for the 1994 Triathlon World Championship, slated for November in Wellington, New Zealand.The swim will take place in Centennial Lake from the boat launch area and end near the main pavilion.
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Sports Digest | June 10, 2013
Lacrosse Local ties prevalent in LXM, Adrenaline games Sam Bradman (Salisbury) scored a game-best five goals, and Team STX rallied to a 14-13 win over Maverik United in the LXM Pro Tour lacrosse season opener Saturday at Orange Coast College in Orange County, Calif. Four players finished with three or more goals in the tightly played contest. Former Chesapeake Bayhawk Johnny Christmas had four goals for Maverik, and Kyle Harrison (Johns Hopkins, Friends) added two assists for Team STX, which led 8-6 at halftime.
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