1. Endurance sports - Triathlons part of nurse-patient bond for Mary Jo Harte and Patrick Stein

    Doug Williams, Special to

    Mary Jo Harte was a standup comedian and nurse battling weight issues when patient Patrick Stein -- affected by locked-in syndrome -- challenged her, and Harte is now prepping for a third fundraising effort in the Chicago Triathlon, writes Doug Williams.

    Story | Conversation | August 19, 2014
  2. Heather Lendway, Steven Mantell win USA Triathlon titles

    Associated Press

    Heather Lendway and Steven Mantell won the USA Triathlon Olympic-Distance National Championships on Saurday at the Milwaukee Art Museum and Discovery World.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2014
  3. Endurance sports - Ironman triathlon champ Craig Alexander wants safer swims

    Christopher Chavez,

    Three-time Ironman world champion Craig Alexander spoke recently about his desire to see more safety measure implemented for the swim portions of triathlons, writes Christopher Chavez.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2014
  4. Endurance sports -- Carmen Small's road to Paris is marked by challenges

    Bonnie D. Ford,

    Carmen Small's journey toward La Course by Le Tour de France has taken her from a home affected by addiction to a job as a math teacher to being a caretaker for her two nieces, with her athletic obsessions competing for time all along, writes Bonnie D. Ford.

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2014
  5. Endurance sports - Triathlete Russ Jones going strong after nearly 40 years

    Doug Williams, Special to

    Pioneering triathlete Russ Jones is approaching 40 years in the sport and shows no signs of slowing down due to age, writes Doug Williams.

    Story | Conversation | July 22, 2014