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2dDoug Williams

First Ironman winner still going strong

Gordon Haller won the first-ever Ironman triathlon in 1978 while in the Navy, and the current business executive is still going strong nearly 40 years later.

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Basso retires from cycling after cancer battle

Two-time Giro d'Italia winner Ivan Basso is retiring from professional cycling after recovering from cancer and will take a managerial role within his Tinkoff-Saxo team.

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German sprinter Kittel joins Etixx-Quick Step

German sprinter Marcel Kittel has signed a two-year contract with Etixx-Quick Step in the wake of rival Mark Cavendish's departure from the Belgian outfit.

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Froome's samples to be kept for 10 years

Chris Froome's blood and urine samples from the 2015 Tour de France will be kept for 10 years in case retrospective analysis is required, cycling's world governing body has announced.

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8dGregor Brown

VeloNews: Froome eyeing unprecedented triple

Tour de France winner Chris Froome has set his sights on a historic season in 2016, aiming to successfully defend his Tour title and then take both road-race and time-trial gold in Rio.

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8dDaKari Williams

National Pro Grid League vs. CrossFit

National Pro Grid League is the newest sport on the functional fitness landscape -- and it makes CrossFit look like grade-school recess.

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11dBonnie D. Ford

Ford: Guarnier's journey now headed to Rio

American Megan Guarnier took bronze in the road race at the world championships, cementing her spot on the U.S Olympic team for 2016 and adding to the challenges she's overcome along the way.

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Powerful push gives Sagan gold to cap worlds

Slovakian star Peter Sagan attacked with a mile left in the road world championships Sunday then grit his teeth and powered down Broad Street to capture the gold medal in a thrilling finish.

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13dBonnie D. Ford

Ford: U.S. women shine, underscore talent pipeline

Americans Chloe Dygert and Emma White were 1-2 in the junior women's road race at the world championships, highlighting the young female talent in the U.S. and the need for a development system.

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14dBonnie D. Ford

Ford: Bouchard-Hall frank about challenges for USA Cycling

Derek Bouchard-Hall left the business world to lead USA Cycling, and he sat down at the world championships to talk about doping, the challenges cycling faces in America, and his life as a rider.

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Armstrong settles suit with promotions company

Lance Armstrong has settled a decade-long dispute with a promotions company that sought repayment of more than $10 million in bonuses it paid the former cyclist.


Kipchoge overcomes shoe woes, wins in Berlin

Despite problems with his shoes from the first kilometer, Eliud Kipchoge won the Berlin Marathon on Sunday in a personal best of 2 hours, 4 minutes.

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14dCaley Fretz

VeloNews: Taylor Phinney's new outlook on pain, pressure

Taylor Phinney's cycling career nearly ended after a horrific crash, but his recovery and recent ride for the U.S in the world championships have changed his outlook on life and his sport.

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Cycling governing body announces women's tour

Cycling's governing body has announced a new tour for women's cycling, promising more races and greater visibility for what has largely been a neglected part of the sport.

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Kiryienka wins cycling trial; U.S.' Phinney 12th

Vasil Kiryienka of Belarus topped a surprising podium in the men's time trial at the world championships on Wednesday. Taylor Phinney was the top American finisher in 12th.

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18dAndrew Hood

VeloNews: Four greats who missed out on the world title

Fabian Cancellara is one of the top riders in the current peloton, but he's had a tough season and could end up on the list of top cyclists who never won the rainbow jersey as world champion.

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Arbitrator forces U.S. change for cycling worlds

Lauren Komanski replaced Allie Dragoo on the U.S. team for the road cycling world championship after an arbitrator's ruling late Tuesday, less than four days before the start of the race.

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21dDoug Williams

The odd appeal, deep roots of the modern pentathlon

Modern pentathlon is obscure to most fans, but as Rio 2016 nears, U.S. athletes are pushing limits in the grueling Olympic sport involving fencing, swimming, horse jumping, running and shooting.

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23dPhil Gaimon

Safety issues, shorcuts at Vuelta; UCI field wide open

The Vuelta a Espana offered unusually close racing, but safety issues and one rider's shortcut disrupted the peloton ahead of wide-open world championship races on American soil.

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British cyclist Cavendish has shoulder surgery

British sprint specialist Mark Cavendish has undergone surgery on his left shoulder following a crash that ruled him out of the road cycling world championships.

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Keflezighi leads pro men in NYC Marathon field

The men's professional field for the 2015 New York City Marathon has been announced, including American Meb Keflezighi, defending champion Wilson Kipsang, and last year's second- and third-place finishers.

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Suzy Favor Hamilton on "Fast Girl," More

Sarah Spain chats with former Olympian Suzy Favor Hamilton about her new book, "Fast Girl," which chronicles her mental illness & what drove her to become a Las Vegas escort.

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2015 Vuelta a Espana tracker

Relive the action at the season's final grand tour with team and individual results, commentary, stage profiles, images and more.

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35dDoug Williams

Triathlete is Sean Astin's latest underdog role

Sean Astin's on-screen roles have often included overcoming obstacles, and now he's a real-life underdog as he prepares to race for charity at the Ironman World Championships.

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Marathon great Radcliffe denies ever doping

Three-time London Marathon winner Paula Radcliffe issued a statement Tuesday saying "I categorically deny that I ever resorted to cheating."

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