New City TT

Today was my first ride at the New City Time Trial for the year.  Although I have been getting in some mileage on the bike I haven't had too many solo rides.  It's time to start with some hard efforts, solo. I was surprised by the turnout tonight.  There must have been close to 30 riders.  It's cool to see that many participating.  Some first timers, some old timers, some experienced, and some … [Read more...]

Swimmers Beat Out the Tar Balls

Any triathlon is a contest of speed and endurance. But for the competitors who gathered in this manicured waterfront community on Mobile Bay, donning rubber bathing caps and goggles on a sticky Alabama morning, this year’s race had another potential challenge: the risk of tar balls. … [Read more...]

“Share The Road” License Plates, Anti-Harassment Bill, And More

Finally, Illinois has passed a Bill supporting permanent "Share the Road" license plates. Also passed was a bill supporting anti-harassment penalties for motorists driving recklessly toward a bicyclist. … [Read more...]

What is it like to take steroids, testosterone, and EPO?

Everybody knows that many athletes cheat by using performance-enhancing drugs like steroids, testosterone, and EPO. But what is it like to take these banned substances? Do they really help you win? To find out, we sent an amateur cyclist into the back rooms of sports medicine, where he just said yes to the most controversial chemicals in sports. … [Read more...]

Swim lessons for toddlers gets doctor’s approval

In the past, the American Academy of Pediatrics has said swim classes might give toddlers and parents a false sense of security. Now the group says it's fine to enroll children as young as 1. … [Read more...]

British man becomes the first to swim under Mt Everest

A British endurance swimmer has summoned the peak of his powers to become the first person to swim under the summit of Mount Everest. … [Read more...]

Floyd Landis Admits to Doping

Floyd Landis has confessed to doping during his professional cycling career in an e-mail to USA Cycling. … [Read more...]

How to Swim Competitive Freestyle: Video Series

The freestyle stroke, or the crawl, is a fast and exciting competitive swimming stroke, but it's also a great first stroke for beginning swimmers. Learn how to kick, do the arm movement, and take breaths in the freestyle stroke, plus get tips on doing open turns, flip turns, diving off a starting block, and swimming in races, in this free swimming lesson video from an expert on health and … [Read more...]

Triathlon rescue boat swamped

Firefighters operating a boat rescuing swimmers competing in a triathlon had themselves to be rescued when their vessel was overcome with distressed athletes. … [Read more...]

2010 Illinois State Fair 2 Mile Parade Run

Spring is upon us and it’s time to start talking races. The 2009 Illinois State Fair Parade Run was a great event and we expect the 2010 event to be even bigger and better. Help us take this race over the top! … [Read more...]