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  • 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.  
  • Less than 1,000 entry spots left for the 2015 Birkebeiner
    Registration for the 2015 American Birkebeiner ski races in Hayward, Wisconsin, closed to within about 1,000 slots of capacity on Wednesday, and the pace of skiers signing up appears likely to fill the start waves by early October, according to race officials. 
  • Nation's top cyclocross racers in Waterloo this weekend, Sept. 20-21
    National champion cyclocross racers return to the Badger State this Saturday and Sunday, September 20-21, for the Trek CXC Cup. 
  • Tom Bunk memorial gathering set for Sat., Sept. 20
    A memorial gathering for Tom Bunk, the inspirational leader of ultra runners in Wisconsin, will held on Saturday, starting at 10 a.m. in St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Genesee Depot. 
  • Tom Bunk, beloved Wisconsin ultrarunner, dies at 72
    Tom Bunk, an inspirational leader among ultra runners, died Sunday after a long battle with cancer, one he fought with the faith and endurance he showed through his running ventures. 
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