2005 News & Features

New Indoor Triathlon to be Held in Puyallup in March

December 6, 2005

(12-6-05) From Press Release – Be part of triathlon history as indoor racing is redefined! The race site is set for the beautiful Korum YMCA, a state-of-the-art, 106,000 sq foot athletic facility in Puyallup, WA. Combined with the cutting edge technology necessary for accurate bike splits, this event will set a new, unprecedented standard for indoor triathlon! The event will be held on Sunday, March 12, 2006 and promises to be the indoor event of …more »

Seattle Runner Wins Seventh Consecutive Seattle Marathon

December 6, 2005

(11-28-05) Uli Steidl of Shoreline, WA won his seventh consecutive Seattle Marathon on Sunday, November 27, breaking his own course record in the process. After winning the Portland Marathon in 1997 while running for the University of Portland, Steidl’s long distance running career really didn’t kick into high gear until 2000 and he’s been on the fast track ever since. Just to name a few of his accomplishments, he has five consecutive Vancouver International Marathon …more »

2005 TRI NorthWest Rankings Posted

November 28, 2005

(11-9-05) The 2005 TRI NorthWest Rankings are now complete! Both the ranked duathlons and ranked triathlons in the TRI NorthWest rankings have submitted their results and the calculations have been made. Included are categories for Sprint, Olympic, Long Course and Best Overall. Congratulations to all ranked duathletes and triathletes for 2005. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE RANKINGS FOR 2005

Race Report: Ironman Hawaii 2005, Through the Eyes of an Age Grouper

November 9, 2005

(11-9-05) Submitted by Erik Blachford – How I Spent My Long Weekend in Hawaii…I came to Ironman Hawaii here in Kona with a few goals. First, I wanted to finish the race. Second, I wanted to have a good strong run, avoiding the horrendous experience I had during the second half of the marathon at Ironman Canada two years ago. And third, I thought there was some chance I could run better than a four-hour …more »

Masters Athletes Have Strong Showing in World Championships

October 31, 2005

(10-31-05) Submitted by Kirk Rose – Several area athletes traveled to Hawaii to compete in the ITU World Age Group Championships on October 9, 2005. The following Northwest age groupers among the competitors representing the United States included the following: Richard Earle, M45-49 (Salem, OR)Jim Gulasky, M60-64 (Lebanon, OR)Becky Obletz, F45-49 (Portland, OR)Sandra Wiebe, F55-59 (Vancouver, WA)Gar Hakney, M55-59 (Boise, ID)Paul Decoursey, M55-59 (Boise, ID)Kirk Rose, M55-59 (Albany, OR)Madonna Buder, F75+ (Spokane, WA)While there were …more »

Wenatchee Man Wins Age Group Title at Xterra Worlds

October 24, 2005

(10-24-05) Jason Jablonski of Wenatchee, WA won the overall age group title this past weekend at the 2005 Nissan Xterra World Championship in Maui, HI in a time of 3:01:48. The overall women’s age group title was captured by Marion Summerer of Freiburg, Germany. Jablonski won the Moonlight Basin Off-Road Triathlon on July 24 held in Big Sky, MT and qualified to compete at the US Championships held in Lake Tahoe on October 2. He …more »

Grand Columbian Tri Announces International Long Course Distance Event for ’06

October 20, 2005

(10-20-05) From Press Release – The Grand Columbian Triathlon Race Committee is pleased to announce the very first “Nice Distance” triathlon in North America. The ITU Long Course is a 4K swim, a 120K bike and 30K run – a variation of the well known “Nice“ France distance and long course standard used for the ITU World Long course Championships. The Grand Columbian long course will be a direct ITU World Championship qualifier as a …more »

Eugene Wins Bid for 2008 Olympic Trials

October 17, 2005

(10-15-05) From USATF Press Release – Returning the country’s most prestigious pre-Olympic event to one of the most hallowed sites in the sport, USA Track & Field on Friday awarded the 2008 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials to Eugene, Ore. The host of the 1972, ’76 and ’80 Olympic Trials and the 1999 and 2001 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field will be the site of the 2008 …more »

Ironman Hawaii Set for Saturday

October 13, 2005

(10-13-05) Athletes from around the world will test their mettle in this year’s Ford Ironman World Championship slated for Saturday in Kona, HI located on the western shore of the Big Island. Coverage of the event will be available in real time at IronmanLive.com.