Runners to Test Speed and Strength in Key West’s Southernmost Marathon

The Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico shores and scenic streets of America’s southernmost island city highlight the route for runners testing their speed and endurance Saturday, Dec. 2, in the Southernmost Marathon & Half Marathon. Participants can run 26.2 or 13.1 miles during the highly competitive race dubbed the “SoMo.” Those seeking a shorter course can vie for prizes in 10k and 5k...

Lung Cancer Research Council hosts fifth annual SW Florida 5K Run/Walk Nov. 4

The Lung Cancer Research Council will host its fifth annual SW Florida 5K Run/Walk and Mile of Memories Memorial Walk on Nov. 4 at the Charlotte Sports Park, located at 2300 El Jobean Rd. in Port Charlotte. Raising awareness and support for those who have been affected by lung cancer, the event will benefit the Lung Cancer Research Council programs that promote lung cancer screening and early dete...

KEVIN MCDOWELL TAKES BRONZE AT SARASOTA-BRADENTON ITU WORLD CUP

Kevin McDowell (Geneva, Ill.) earned a bronze medal on Sunday [October 8th] at the Sarasota-Bradenton ITU Triathlon World Cup, racing over a fast and furious sprint-distance duathlon course to earn his second World Cup medal in as many starts. The men’s ITU World Cup was the final event of the Sarasota-Bradenton Triahtlon Festival, a weekend of racing at Nathan Benderson Park that also included...

Chocolate and Your Sports Diet by Nancy Clark

The Chocolate Season is here and I can already feel the tension rising. “Between Halloween and New Year’s Eve, I feel surrounded by chocolate. It’s everywhere!!!” reported a self-proclaimed chocoholic. “I try so hard to not eat it, but I inevitably succumb, and I inevitably gain weight. Thank goodness for January First!!!” If you share the same love-hate relationship with chocolate, ...

South Florida’s Most Prestigious Triathlon

This year is its 8th anniversary. It will be held again in downtown Miami at Bayfront Park, right in front of Biscayne Bay and next to Miami Heat’s American Airlines Arena. 2,000 triathletes are already registered. 2,700 are expected to show up with their swimsuits early morning this coming Sunday, October 22nd. Last year 25% were female, 75% male. They represented approximately 64 countries and...