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Breaking the ice: BladeRunner Challenge combines running and speedskating

Published Dec. 28, 2012

Chris Ponteri deserves credit, or curses, for inventing another new way to challenge endurance athletes. The organizer of the Icebreaker Indoor Marathon - 95.5 laps of running around the track inside the Pettit International Ice Center - teamed with the USA Speedskating to create the BladeRunner Challenge. Probably the only duathlon of its kind in the U.S., the race combines a 25-kilometer speedskating marathon with a half-marathon run.


Thinning the sports world's herd

Published Aug. 9, 2011

Between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Green Bay Packers and worries about the Milwaukee Bucks, Dave Begel's sports cup pretty much runneth over. And with a limited attention span, there just isn't enough room for everything out there.


Saturday Scorecard: Dudek enjoys trip "up north"

Published Feb. 27, 2010

If you think watching your Olympic TV watching habit is bordering on addiction, you should see how cool it is to compete. "It's wonderful," U.S. speedskater Alyson Dudek said this week from Vancouver, where the Milwaukee native and her teammates won a bronze medal in the 3,000-meter relay. "I can't even describe it."


Local Olympians get to work at Vancouver Games

Published Feb. 13, 2010

The 21st Winter Olympics are underway and there is a distinct Wisconsin flavor to Team USA with a number of Olympians with state and local ties vying for the gold medal.


Wisconsin well represented in Olympic speedskating

Published Feb. 2, 2006

Eric and Beth Heiden, Dan Jansen, Bonnie Blair and others. The Wisconsin tradition in Olympic speedskating will continue at Torino with six skaters from the state -- three men and three women.

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