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Kewpie runner finds relief in Rubik’s Cube

Sam Masters’ puzzle-solving skill became important to him early this cross country season when he couldn’t complete a race and needed to get his body back in shape.

Hometown Olympians

Columbia natives Bob Stephens and Harry Besleme will represent the United States in the 2007 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Shangai, China.

Mayor’s Cup brings urban adventure racing to Columbia

The Mayor’s Cup is intended for people more interested in a social, rather than an athletic, event, organizers of the urban adventure race say.

MU women's basketball schedule announced

MU women's basketball schedule announced

Officials, cyclists praise Tour of Missouri

Race organizers and cycling officials praised the inaugural Tour of Missouri and are optimistic it will become a part of an annual cycling triple crown, spearheading the sport’s rebirth in the U.S.

Underground sports facility planned near Crystal City

Businessman Tom Kerr plans to convert an eight million square-foot sand mine into Crystal City Underground, a year-round athletic complex housing facilities for extreme, recreational and Olympic sports.

Hincapie, Discovery Team prevail in Tour of Missouri

George Hincapie took the individual title and his Discovery Channel team claimed the team title Sunday in its final U.S. appearance, playing it safe in the final stage of the six-day Tour of Missouri.

Hincapie maintains lead in Tour of Missouri

Danny Pate won the fourth stage on Saturday, but George Hincapie is expected to keep his overall lead in the Tour of Missouri bicycle race, which ends today in St. Louis.

Second Annual Flying Carp Race

The Flying Carp Race provides competition and envionmental awareness for participants.

Crowd gathers in downtown Columbia to cheer cyclists

Spectators who filled the sidewalks of Walnut Street on Friday afternoon were eager to catch the speeding cyclists of the Tour of Missouri whiz by.

The crowd was a mix of young and old, families and couples, avid cyclists and curious spectators.

Brazilian wins Columbia stage of Tour of Missouri

George Hincapie's lead at Tour of Missouri grows

Sports briefs

George Hincapie in lead at Tour of Missouri

Tour of Missouri rider Dan Schmatz was sidelined after encountering a bump in the road he wasn't expecting in the second stage of the bicycle race on Wednesday.

Tour of Missouri: Take an interactive tour of the course and the gear

Top team makes Tour of Missouri its last hurrah

The Discovery Channel cycling team, best known for helping Lance Armstrong vault to stardom in the Tour de France, will disband following the Tour of Missouri, which begins in Kansas City on Tuesday

Rick Roebel runs another barefoot marathon

Rick Roebel, known as “Barefoot Rick,” ran his fifth Heart of America Marathon on Monday. It was the fourth he has completed without shoes.

Heart of America victory part of marathon double

The Heart of America Marathon is a Labor Day tradition in Columbia and the fifth oldest marathon in the country.

Heart of America Marathon draws small but dedicated crowd

The 48th annual Columbia race won’t draw record crowds, but it’s a race with a lot of heart.

Tour of Missouri: The hills

Although Missouri’s course doesn’t have the peaks and valleys of the Tour de France, elevation still plays a role in the race.

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