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Last weekend’s Heart of America Marathon training run allowed runners to experience the course before the big race.
After winning at last week’s Olympic wrestling trials over the weekend, former MU wrestler Ben Askren received a standing ovation Tuesday in Columbia at the Tiger Style Wrestling Camp.
Players on the PedNet Pinch Hitters co-ed softball team always ride their bikes to games. They hope it shows that using active forms of transportation, instead of driving cars, isn’t difficult to do.
Columbia runners in training for the Heart of America Marathon will practice covering a 17-mile loop in the course.
Crews worked all day Tuesday to get fields at Rainbow Softball Complex ready for evening games, but they couldn’t accomplish the task. With this year’s excessively wet weather, recreational softball teams have seen a lot of rainouts.
A group of about 25 people gathered at a sports bar in a Holiday Inn to watch the Belmont Stakes.
Darrin Young of Columbia reaches a streak of more than 700 consecutive days of running and is still going, encouraging others along the way.
The program is designed for women at all fitness levels. It will involve activities such as circuit training, yoga and sand workouts.
The Missouri Department of Conservation is offering anglers across the state the chance to fish without a permit next weekend.
Nickie Peters, a native of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, will compete in the Beijing Olympics after being sidelined in the 2004 Olympics because of a hamstring injury.
There were almost 200 riders for Sundays’ American Motorcyclist Association’s District 18 series event at the motocross track at Finger Lakes State Park.
When Robin Parks introduced Keith Riehn to bowfishing, Riehn fell in love with the sport. They have been fishing together ever since.
Kathie Lutz came to Columbia from Virginia and was disappointed to find her options limited when it came to playing her sport of choice. She decided to change that. Lutz started playing tennis when she enrolled her son in kindergarten in 1996 and has played ever since
Columbia’s Judy Knudson had never biked until she tried to quit smoking in her mid-50s. Now she is training for a bike ride through New York’s five boroughs.
Christian Head,13, and Ashley Shelton, 14, have passed on playing other sports to focus on becoming top-flight divers.
It took Zimbabwe native Munashe Chigerwe some time to warm up to Columbia, but a group of runners helped him find his stride and make the transition into his new life.
Experience as a caddy at the U.S. Open gave the MU junior the desire to overcome what he considered two years of not-so-satisfying play.
Neville Miller nearly quit he track team his freshman year, but he now has a chance at making the Olympics.