2006 News & Features

New Multisport Team to Launch in Seattle

December 20, 2006

(12-20-06) From Press Release – EMERALD CITY MULTISPORT TEAM LAUNCH MEETINGDate: Tuesday, January 9, 2007Time: 6:30 pmLocation: Greenwood Library (8016 Greenwood Ave. N. Seattle, WA 98103) Parking is in the parking garage. Invite your Multisport friends to attend. Come meet the new triathlon / duathlon team in town, Emerald City Multisport. Learn about all that it has to offer to the community from monthly clinics to weekly workouts. Join us for a healthy appetizer and …more »

Husband and Wife Win Seattle Marathon

November 27, 2006

(11-27-06) The Sunday after Thanksgiving each year, runners from across the country and from across the Northwest converge on Seattle to participate in its annual marathon and related events. This year was no different, other than the fact that local running icon, Uli Steidl, did what no other runner has done in the history of the event – running away with his eighth consecutive Seattle Marathon title. 34-year-old Steidl won the University of Washington Medical …more »

Washington Runner Wins 24-Hour Run Championship

November 20, 2006

(11-19-06) From Running USA wire #91-10-06, by Dan Brannen – With the highest overall finish (men / women combined) in national ultra championship history since Ann Trason won overall in 1989, Carolyn Smith of Milwaukee continued her 3-year steady rise to the top of American women’s ultradistance racing at the National 24-Hour Run Championship in Grapevine, Texas this weekend. Smith bested former National 24-hour champ Rebecca Johnson of Lafayette, Colo. by nearly 5 miles in …more »

Celebrated Distance Runner Kelly Holmes to Speak in Eugene

November 10, 2006

(11-9-06) From Press Release – Celebrated middle-distance running champion Kelly Holmes will provide insight into her years of running and coaching at the Eugene Running Company on Monday, November 20 beginning at 7 p.m. The event is free to the public. Kelly Holmes is a Double Olympic Champion in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens Greece. Her gold medal performances in the 800m and 1,500m events made her an instant legend in the world of …more »

2006 TRI NorthWest Rankings Now Posted

October 20, 2006

(10-20-06) The 2006 triathlon and duathlon rankings are now posted. Congratulations to all of the athletes in the Northwest that were ranked this year. For a complete listing of all rankings visit this link at TRINW.com.

Seattle’s Jurek Wins Spartathlon Ultra in Greece

October 5, 2006

(10-5-06) From Running USA Wire 77 – First American Man to Be Race Champion, By Dan Brannen This past weekend in Greece, Scott Jurek, 33, of Seattle, Washington, 7-time winner of the Western States 100 Mile Mountain Race and two-time winner of the Badwater 136 mile race from Death Valley to the base of Mount Whitney, has become the first American man ever to win the Spartathlon. The Spartathlon is run annually from Athens to …more »

Regional Runners Dominate 35th Anniversary Edition of the Portland Marathon

October 2, 2006

(10-2-06) Mike Heidt of Shoreline, WA had never run a marathon before in his life and ran his first half marathon just a month ago. Heidt ran track for Washington State and decided that he would run a marathon figuring he could do well with his collegiate experience behind him. At the age of 23, Heidt captured the 2006 Portland Marathon title covering the 26.2-mile distance in 2:21:54, which is the best finishing time since …more »

2006 USAT PNW Long Distance Grand Prix Champions Crowned at the Grand Columbian

September 26, 2006

(9-26-06) From Press Release – Brent Ruby of Missoula, Montana was crowned the 2006 USAT PNW Long Distance Champion on Saturday, September 16, 2006 at Grand Columbian Triathlon held in Grand Coulee, Washington. The championships were contested at the Half Iron race as part of the USAT Grand Prix/Half Max series. Ruby completed the challenging Grand Columbian distance in a course record 4:38:45. Julie Pittsinger of Lake Chelan, Washington was crowned the women’s champion and …more »

Lake Stevens 70.3 Event Lands Title Sponsor

August 28, 2006

(8-28-06) From Press Release – Premier Event Management and Ironman are proud to announce a multi-year agreement with Barclays North to become the title sponsor of the Ironman 70.3 Triathlon in Lake Stevens, Washington. The event, formerly known as the Lake Stevens 70.3 will now be referred to as the Barclays North Ironman 70.3. Barclays North, headquartered in Lake Stevens, Washington has become one of the top residential and commercial real estate development companies in …more »