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  • 'Bunk house' planned to honor late ultra runner
    The runners who followed Tom Bunk’s path on the trails in Wisconsin’s Kettle Moraine State Forest have mapped a course to create a permanent memorial to their mentor and guide for ultra pursuits. 
  • New Milwaukee marathon wins preliminary approval
    The effort to create a large-scale marathon within the City of Milwaukee moved off the starting line this week, with a preliminary go-ahead from a Common Council Committee. 
  • Pay to play again
    Nearly half of the injured athletes seeking physical therapy at Body Mechanics now pay their bills directly, and skip the challenges of working through their health insurance company. 
  • American Birkebeiner aims to buy land, improve trail through capital campaign
    The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation has launched the first capital campaign in the history of the iconic race, and will seek $2.3 million to buy land for a permanent start area, improve the extensive trails and add an outdoor recreation center. 
  • With 12 bicyclists killed on Wisconsin roads in 2012, the state’s fatality total ranked 19th in the nation. Such numbers provide a simple way to compare the number of bicyclist fatalities in each state, but fall short of providing a fatality rate based on the number of cyclists. Surveys, for example, put the number of cyclists in Wisconsin at roughly 2.5 million. 
  • Birkie registration closing
    Registration for the American Birkebeiner ski race and its shorter companion, the Kortelopet, will close at 11:59 p.m. today, Thursday, October 23, with 10,500 skiers in the field for the iconic event on February 21, 2015. 
  • U.S. Triathon Age Group Championship to three-peat in Milwaukee
    USA Triathlon set August 8 and 9 as the dates for the 2015 Age Group National Championships to return to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for a third straight year. 
  • Sixty miles with a little help from her friends

    Nikki Cahen put in a 60-mile effort that raised more than $3,600 for MS Run the US on Sunday, October 12. Friends, about 30 of them, proved to be her best fuel source.

     
  • A weekend of cyclocross in Wisconsin

    Silent Sports scribes Tom Held and Joel Patenaude each put their aging bodies on the line at cyclocross races this weekend in Verona and Grafton, Wisconsin.

     
  • Chequamegon and Classic Birkie trails will stand as Dave Nelson's legacy
    Dave Nelson's handiwork winds through Bayfield and Sawyer Counties: the American Birkebeiner Classic Trail, the Rock Lake and Mukwonago trails and miles of pathways in the Chequamegon Area Mountain Bike Association system. 
  • Ultrarunning for a cause
    The Run-a-Thon will start at 5 a.m. on Sunday, October 12, with a six-mile loop on Milwaukee’s east side. The distance drops to five miles from 7 a.m. through 10 a.m., then four miles from 11 a.m. through 2 p.m. and three miles from 3 p.m. through 6 p.m. 
  • Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon won by hometown heroes
    Both male and female victors of Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon on Sunday enjoyed the hometown atmosphere, returning as a prodigal son and daughter. 
  • Mark Harms redefines fast
    Hundreds of triathletes chasing Mark Harms would love to know the secret behind his remarkable run of success: six USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships in the past seven years, and one ITU World Age Group title. 
  • Registration for Door County Half Marathon, May 2, now open
    Registration opened Wednesday for the 8th annual Door County Half Marathon, scheduled for May 2, 2015, on the roads within Wisconsin’s Peninsula State Park. 
  • Runners embrace new course at the Birkie Trail & Trek Marathon
    The new course started and finished at the Birkie Ridge Trailhead and included long stretches of narrow singletrack on the area mountain bike trails.  
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