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Circle Swim

Madison-area swimming pools will be pretty well packed through the foreseeable future. Even though the weather is getting warmer it’s going to be a while before the lakes have thawed enough for regular swim workouts. So the pools are going to busy. With a growing number of triathletes carving out time to train, everyone has […]

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Devil’s Challenge concludes 2009 Wisconsin Tri Season

The Devil’s Challenge Triathlon got off to a chilly start as an early morning fog settled over Southern Wisconsin. But within an hour of the first swimmer’s splash into the water from beach the skies cleared to make for a great conclusion of 2009 Triathlon season. Visit Examiner.com for the complete story and a slide […]

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2010 Wisconsin Ironman: Training Day One

Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | RSSIt’s eight hours after the conclusion of the Wisconsin Ironman Triathlon. And on the streets of Madison all that remains is a litter of paper cups and discarded plastic water bottles. <<Cross fade sound of leaf blower>> A city maintenance man sweeps up the […]

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Be kind

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.” Plato ~ Ancient Greek Philosopher  (428 BC-348 BC) Photo by James Edward Mills from the collection “Ironman in shades of rosegold and bronze” Many thanks to all the volunteers that make the Wisconsin Ironman possible. -JEM Share :

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2009 Ironman run around Madison

The third round of race-day photos are posted on Flickr! at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nwsr8th/sets/72157622236629809/ Share :

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2009 Ironman ride through Verona

The second round of race-day photos are posted to Flickr! at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nwsr8th/sets/72157622234123015/ Share :

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2009 Ironman Triathlon is on!

A broad field of professional and amateur triatletes got off to a great star this morning at the 2009 Wisconsin Ironman. Clear skies and mild temperatures promise a great race for more than 2,200 participants from across the United States and around the world. Find the first round of race day photos on Flickr! at: […]

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Be Cheerful

“Wondrous is the strength of cheerfulness, and its power of endurance – the cheerful (person) will do more in the same time, will do it better, will preserve it longer, than the sad or sullen” Thomas Carlyle ~ Scottish Historian and Essayist, leading figure in the Victorian era. 1795-1881) Photo by James Edward Mills from […]

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Transition

“Nothing is secure but life, transition, the energizing spirit.” Ralph Waldo Emerson ~ American Poet, Lecturer and Essayist (1803-1882) Photo by James Edward Mills from the collection “Ironman in shades of rosegold and bronze“ Share :

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Last minute tips for a successful Wisconsin Ironman

Marty Findeisen and his training partner Kara Smith are enjoying a leisurely pre-race lunch on State Street.  With less than 30 hours to go until race day they polish off their last heavy meal at Frida Mexican Grill. “We’ll be back on Monday for Tequila shots!” says Findesisen to the waiter. These first-time Ironman Triathletes […]

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