Dale Strode

Position: Herald Sports Writer

Email: dstrode@durangoherald.com

About: Dale Strode is Outdoors editor at The Durango Herald.

Leadville Trail 100 fails to slow Leipheimer

Fixing flats and cleaning dirty chains: b b bThe Leadville Trail 100 apparently didn’t faze Levi Leipheimer. Not a bit.Leipheimer, who broke Lance Armstrong’s course record in the brutal Leadville...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2010 | COLUMN: Outdoors... More or Less

Holyoke smothers 'Cats run

PUEBLO - Chalk this one up to defense.In-your-face, aggressive, shoe-squeaking defense.Pesky, frustrating, game-changing defense.Ignacio High School's storybook run through the Class 2A State...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Vanlandingham: Modest champion champions life

As an elite athlete, Shonny Vanlandingham’s performances are surpassed only by her humility.Then and now. From her days on the college basketball court to her days on the professional mountain bike...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2010 | COLUMN: Outdoors... More or Less

Ring your bell: Follow the signs on ‘rec’ paths

Ring that bell. Don’t forget to ring that bell.There’s a whole new world of bike paths out there. And that world is growing and growing and growing.A family trip last week to the central Colorado...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2010 | COLUMN: Outdoors... More or Less

Hardrock 100 winner prepares for Wasatch run

Remember Jared Campbell of Salt Lake City?The same Jared Campbell who won the 2010 Hardrock 100 Endurance Run in dramatic fashion?Since his Hardrock victory in Silverton less than a month ago,...

DATE: July 29, 2010 | COLUMN: Outdoors... More or Less

First time charms Kendall

SILVERTON - Beginner's luck? Hardly. Two seasoned Durango runners, competing in the 33rd annual Kendall Mountain Run for the first time, won their first Kendall Mountain titles Saturday morning....

DATE: July 18, 2010 | CATEGORY: Sports

Finkel: Like a rock

SILVERTON - Diana Finkel is writing the modern history of the Hardrock 100 Endurance Run - step by step by step. But Jared Campbell managed to rewrite the final chapter of the historic 2010...

DATE: July 11, 2010 | CATEGORY: Sports

Injuries can't slow Meltzer

SILVERTON - Karl Meltzer will face more than the usual challenges in the 17th annual Hardrock 100 Endurance Run. Meltzer, the defending champion and a five-time winner of the 100-mile trail...

DATE: July 8, 2010 | CATEGORY: Sports

Balance and bounce

Life is a balancing act for Durango's Ryder Okumura. Whether it's balancing his busy schedule, balancing a tray of gourmet entrees at the Cosmopolitan Durango or balancing his beloved trials bike...

DATE: July 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Rifilatos wave goodbye to BHS

The coach who helped take Bayfield High School's volleyball program to the upper echelon in Class 3A is stepping down. Kelley Rifilato, who has been the head coach at Bayfield for three years,...

DATE: July 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Another amateur hour

The last man standing is a college kid.Again.Amateur Keenan Holt of Durango, trading shots with the pros, came from behind Sunday to win the 49th annual Navajo Trail Open golf tournament - the...

DATE: June 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Birdies galore at Hillcrest

Ricky Rathjen was looking for birdies Friday at the Navajo Trail Open golf tournament.But he didn't expect this one.Rathjen, a former Durango High School football player turned pro golfer, clipped...

DATE: June 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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