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Josiah Middaugh ready for XTERRA Beaver Creek triathlon on July 21

July 19, 2018 — BEAVER CREEK — Local off-road triathlete Josiah Middaugh — cue the dramatic music — is turning 40 next week. "I'm holding strong at 39," he joked. The — ahem — 39-year-old, nonetheless, will be gunning for his sixth straight victory at Xterra Beaver Creek on

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Freud: At the break: Forecast for the second half of baseball (column)

July 17, 2018 — Happy All-Star Break, everyone. It's a late break because of the World Cup, and most teams have played more than 95 games, so we're getting to the nuts and bolts seemingly sooner than usual. Here's the breakdown on the races. NL West Preseason pick: Dodgers

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Pritchard: Honing agility takes more than the Ickey shuffle (column)

July 16, 2018 — Agility is commonly associated with foot speed, quickness and reaction. Common training modalities to improve agility include speed ladders and closed-chain predictive drills. Although nothing is necessarily wrong with these traditional methods, they do have their faults and more effective techniques can be taken. Rather

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Cope: The World Cup finalists have been shaped by a changing world (column)

July 13, 2018 — Then there were two — or four if you count the dreaded third-place game on Saturday, July 14. On Sunday, July 15, starting at 9 a.m., we will crown a new world champion, either France or Croatia. Croatia would be a new World Cup winner,

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Eagle Valley’s Blair strikes gold in Italy race

July 13, 2018 — LANZADA, Italy — Surprised? No, one really shouldn't be. Now a junior at Eagle Valley, Joslin Blair continues to amaze the running world by winning the Mountain Running International Youth Cup recently in Lanzada, Italy. She's the first American to win gold at the event.

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JP Walker in town for July snowboarding at Woodward Copper summer camp

July 12, 2018 — COPPER MOUNTAIN — Twenty years ago, if you said professional snowboarder J.P. Walker would visit Copper Mountain in July 2018 to spend a week on snow, few would have believed the statement. The first detail that is hard to process is the fact that Copper

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JP Walker in town for July snowboarding at Woodward Copper summer camp

July 12, 2018 — COPPER MOUNTAIN — Twenty years ago, if you said professional snowboarder J.P. Walker would visit Copper Mountain in July 2018 to spend a week on snow, few would have believed the statement. The first detail that is hard to process is the fact that Copper

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England doesn’t win and the lesson therein (column)

July 11, 2018 — After the San Francisco Giants won the World Series in 2014, our copy editor and now copy chief Ali Murray kept a count of the number of United Parcel Service boxes that arrived at my desk. We dug that sheet up on Wednesday, July 11,

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Now an Olympic event, Avon’s August 4 Major League Triathlon race becomes a major showcase of talent

July 9, 2018 — AVON — Vail native triathlete John O'Neill said it felt like it happened overnight. Major League Triathlon, an upstart league that formed as an experimental effort to bring a more spectator-friendly version of triathlon racing to the U.S., is now the main showcase of a

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Richards: Best exercises for aging bodies (column)

July 9, 2018 — The consequences of aging are numerous and disheartening. Each trip around the sun incrementally magnifies the gravitational challenges that humans must overcome to enjoy physical heartiness. At some point, mundane tasks can seem overwhelming and the golf ball just doesn't seem to go as far.

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Now an Olympic event, Avon’s Aug. 4 Major League Triathlon race becomes a major showcase of talent

July 9, 2018 — AVON — Vail native triathlete John O'Neill said it felt like it happened overnight. Major League Triathlon, an upstart league that formed as an experimental effort to bring a more spectator-friendly version of triathlon racing to the U.S., is now the main showcase of a

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Middaugh second at Xterra Victoria; Beaver Creek race set for July 21

July 8, 2018 — VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA — Eagle-Vail resident Josiah Middaugh continued his impressive performance on the Xterra off-road triathlon circuit on Sunday, July 8, with a second place finish in the Partridge Hills of Canada. Xterra races are a dirtier version of a traditional triathlon, with trail

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Complete Vail HillClimb results by age group

July 7, 2018 — 2018 La Sportiva Vail HillClimb presented by Vail's Mountain Haus Male Overall 1 Lorelei Gilmore 52:49:00 2 Seth Demoor 54:05:00 3 Lindon Powell 55:24:00 Female Overall 1 Kim Dobson 59:58:00 2 Anne Nevin 1:03:54 3 Rachel Viele 1:05:27 Male 19 & U 1 Franklin Reilly

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Freud: World Cup shows America’s love-hate relationship with soccer (column)

July 6, 2018 — What is it with the United States? Fear not, this has nothing to do with President Donald Trump, Colin Kaepernick or anything on the political scene. We're talking about the country's love/hate relationship with soccer. Fox's ratings for the World Cup during Round 1 were

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Welcome to quarters, no mulligans allowed

July 5, 2018 — Mulligans. Any hack golfer will be familiar with the concept of mulligans, a bad shot that won't count against you because you can take another. Not a feature of the professional game, mulligans feature prominently in amateur rounds and, surprisingly, at the World Cup. To

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Tournament founder Flip Naumburg remembered as Vail Lacrosse Shootout finishes 46th year

July 4, 2018 — VAIL — One of the biggest showcases of one of the oldest competitive sports in North America wrapped up its 11-day event on Wednesday, July 4. The fact that the Vail Lacrosse Shootout concludes on Independence Day is not coincidence. The event, which has been

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Vail Lacrosse Shootout elite championships are Wednesday, July 4

July 3, 2018 — On Tuesday, July 3, the 46th annual Vail Lacrosse Shootout determined who will square off in its Independence Day finale. Team Lacrossewear will look for a fifth consecutive championship against the Oysters in the men's elite championship, taking place at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July

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Leadville Race Series hosting 50-mile running, biking races July 7-8

July 3, 2018 — LEADVILLE ­— On Saturday, July 7, and Sunday, July 8, Life TimeSM — The Healthy Way of Life Co., hosts a weekend where mountain bikers and runners can "Race Across the Sky" in the CenturyLink Silver Rush 50 Mountain Bike and CenturyLink Silver Rush 50

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Pritchard: Why you should be striving for symmetry (column)

July 2, 2018 — It is well known that humans typically express limb dominance on one side of their body in comparison to the other. Asymmetries occur in multiple fashions such as movement competency, mobility, strength and power differentials. It is extremely unlikely that one will ever reach outright

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Sport’s seniors showcased at Vail Lacrosse Shootout

July 1, 2018 — While the Vail Lacrosse Shootout is known for featuring college and pro-level athletes, the most impressive division might be the Zenmasters. The 60-and-older division wrapped up on Saturday, June 30, after three days of play. The four-team division saw the Peaked Masters go undefeated to

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