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The Ironman

“I’m crazy,” Dr. Klion says. “I jogged in from West Chester this morning.” “What!?!” “Yeah, I’m doing the Grand Canyon Rim To Rim in five weeks. 46-miles, five-thousand feet up and down, then back again.”...

Hy-Vee Triathlon: 365 Days And Counting…

The sun was just breaking the horizon as “The National Anthem” began blaring from a shoddy PA. Nearly two thousand of us stared solemnly across the water when a short, wide rainbow materializing like a Technicolor ghost before us. That we were swimming at...

This Weekend? It’s All About Des Moines

Holy moly, this thing’s blowin’ up! What began as Jason Walsmith and my crazy idea (“Run the Des Moines Triathlon then play a rock show afterwards”) has grown to something truly epic. Almost the entire Authentic Records roster has rallied...

Hy-Vee Triathlon: 14 Days And Counting…

When I applied for the coveted Hy-Vee Triathlon Des Moines Register Blogger gig, I described myself as a “reluctant weekend warrior.” Warrior might be a bit of a stretch. I’m more knave than night, more corporal than general. But it is fairly...