Position: Herald Sports Writer

Email: dstrode@durangoherald.com

Vanlandingham ignores painful thumb injury

Here’s a tip: Don’t underestimate Shonny Vanlandingham. The Durango-based professional Xterra athlete is a champion yet again – even with a torn ligament in her thumb.Vanlandingham recently won the...

DATE: July 21, 2011 | COLUMN: Outdoors... More or Less

New Zealand cyclist relishes Iron Horse 2011

Remember the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic? Circa 2011?Who could forget.Certainly not John Brugh.The avid cyclist from New Zealand realized a North American dream when he pedaled from Durango to...

DATE: June 23, 2011 | COLUMN: Outdoors... More or Less

Tracking state’s heritage of track and field

LAKEWOOD – Seeking shelter from the storm, we scrambled to relief under an awning at Jeffco Stadium.Rain poured down, putting a temporary halt to the CHSAA State Track and Field Championships in...

DATE: May 26, 2011 | COLUMN: Outdoors... More or Less

Different strokes for different FLC cycling folks

The rain dripped ... from his cycling helmet, from the upside-down sunglasses jammed into his helmet, from his mud-splattered chin.His Fort Lewis College cycling jersey was saturated -- soaked from...

DATE: April 28, 2011 | COLUMN: Outdoors... More or Less

Biathlon Barnes twins set sites on 2014 Sochi

Catching up ...On the heels of the 23rd annual Tri the Rim triathlon at Fort Lewis College last weekend, let’s not forget Durango’s foremost Xterra offroad triathlete – Shonny...

DATE: April 21, 2011 | COLUMN: Outdoors... More or Less

Extreme skiing: Spencer Classic to Red Bull Rush

Extreme by nature, skiing goes beyond extreme in the San Juans over the next three weeks.First and foremost is the annual Dave Spencer Ski Classic at Durango Mountain Resort, the largest fundraiser...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2011 | COLUMN: Outdoors... More or Less

USSA ski doctor keeps junior racing on course

Steve Rice has a Ph.D. all right ... a Ph.D. in skiing.Dr. Steve Rice also has a Ph.D. in education. But make no mistake, Rice’s advanced studies have gone well beyond postgraduate in skiing,...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2011 | COLUMN: Outdoors... More or Less

Elliott to race Norway; Tour de Ski on Saturday

Durango’s Tad Elliott is just getting warmed up on his latest European ski trip.Elliott, 22, is in Estonia right now, preparing to represent the United States at the 2011 World U23 Cross Country...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2011 | COLUMN: Outdoors... More or Less

Holiday reading: Is ‘snow bum’ endangered?

Read this, quick.The powder, as you know, doesn’t last.It may be here today and tomorrow. But the day after tomorrow?It’ll be gone – just like the modern ski bum.At least some are mourning the...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2010 | COLUMN: Outdoors... More or Less

Velodrome project picks up online momentum

Cast your vote now.And in the finest tradition of American politics, vote early and vote often.Actually, you can vote once a day, and it’s legal.Plus, your vote could lead to free money – it’s like...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2010 | COLUMN: Outdoors... More or Less

Durango pro biker recalls state volleyball title

Durango native Carmen Small is wearing red, white and blue today – in Japan.The professional bicycle racer, clad in her country’s colors, is competing for USA Cycling in a series of road races in...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2010 | COLUMN: Outdoors... More or Less

Speedgoat Karl retraces route of Pony Express

Karl Meltzer has made a name for himself as one of the top ultrarunners in the world. But you’re not going to believe what he’s done this time.Meltzer, the trail running icon who’s won the fabled...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2010 | COLUMN: Outdoors... More or Less

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