My First Half Ironman

By Kevin Milward I finished my first 1/2 ironman triathlon on 06/29/08.  It was a grueling & amazing experience.  My quest started back in November when one of my buddies (Steve V) suggested doing this crazy event.  I laughed at him.  I had only completed sprint triathlons (more on that later).  I had been running with another buddy to prepare for the Lincoln half marathon, as I had only … [Read more...]

Redemption

by Tim O'Brien  This story is a year in the making... literally! 2006 had become a pretty lousy year in my life. Nothing bad like health, but other things that wore me down significantly. The 2006 Quad Cities Marathon fell on my birthday, and I thought it would be a terrific way to wipe the slate clean and have a new beginning. The marathon’s motto is “4 Cities, 3 Bridges, 2 States and One … [Read more...]