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The terrible tragedy that occurred at the Boston Marathon less than two weeks ago is still fresh on our minds, but it's not a reason to give into the threat of terror when it comes to our sporting events, according to local officials. "There is a...
Vice President Joe Biden 1 Observatory Circle NW Washington, DC 20008 Dear Mr. Vice President: I have an urgent request concerning the news that the Philadelphia area has a shot at hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics. A story in The Morning Call on...
Matt Baranoski started his spring semester at Penn State Lehigh Valley, and then took off for Scotland two weeks later. Baranoski, the Pennridge High School graduate and budding Olympic track cycling hopeful for 2016, took two weeks off from school early...
It was a glorious day in 1993 when Lance Armstrong won America's top professional bicycle race, the annual CoreStates U.S. Pro Cycling Championship in Philadelphia. My wife and I were there and we were just a few feet from the award ceremonies after the...
If you travel to, or meet people from, places like Europe or New Zealand, you may draw blank stares by mentioning, say, Peeps. Similarly, you may be shocked to find that faraway people are ignorant of Billy Joel's song of gloom, Lee Iacocca, the source...
Matt Long is 46 now, a few years older than when he triumphantly ran the New York City Marathon in 2008, finishing in 7 hours, 21 minutes. And he's a few years older than he was after finishing his triumphant 2009 Lake Placid Ironman Triathlon in 16...
Military people, past and present, including those who never actually had combat duty, always admire courage. It's a fundamental part of GI culture. It does not necessarily have to be the kind of courage that results in the award of military medals. On...
Tags: Sports, Keirin, Track Cycling, Cycling
It's no secret that the Valley Preferred Cycling Center in Trexlertown will be hosting the 2012 USA Junior Track Nationals. The mecca of track cycling in the United States also will host "Junior Natz" in 2013. The event gives future U.S. cycling stars...
Tags: NBC (tv network), Road Running, Tour de France, Sports, Running
Jessica Chong is taking off the summer. For the 27-year-old Salisbury High School health and physical education teacher, that doesn't mean much. Instead of teaching and competing in triathlons, she intends to concentrate on bicycle road racing and maybe...
London is no longer calling for local cyclists Andy Lakatosh and Kim Geist, but that hasn't stopped the two elite riders from bearing full speed ahead with their cycling careers. Lakatosh didn't make the U.S. Olympic long team back in December, and while...
Seventeen years ago, in 1995, one year after Trexlertown's Marty Nothstein won two world championships in cycling, 11-year-old Lauren Franges first pedaled her way around the 333-meter concrete crater now known as the Valley Preferred Cycling Center in...
It was odd to see such a gorgeous day on the first weekend in March, and that wasn't the half of it. This past Saturday was exceedingly strange in two other ways. First, one of the Lehigh Valley's most colorful characters caught up to me as I was cycling...
Tags: Heart Attack, Sports, Yogi Berra, Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney
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