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RAMBLIN’ ROSE PROFILE – Kimberly Piccini, 40: Recruiter, Business Owner – Greensboro, NC

“The very first Ramblin’ Rose triathlon I competed in was my third triathlon. Ever since I have only competed in Ramblin’ Rose triathlons. They are my favorite races.” Ramblin’ Rose triathlons are great races because they are really organized, the ...

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RAMBLIN’ ROSE PROFILE – Trish Crabtree, 48: Paralegal – President of the Raleigh Chapter of Tri It For Life – Clayton, NC

“Rambin’ Rose and Tri It For Life showed me that there is no ‘typical triathlete.’ We come in all shapes, sizes and shades.” My first ever triathlon was the Raleigh Ramblin’ Rose. It was such a good experience that I ...

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INSPIRATION – My Journey, Battle and Victory with Weight: How My 3-Year-Old Helped Me Find the New Me

I have struggled with my weight since I can remember. Looking back, my battles with food began around the age of 3, when my parents divorced. Food became my comfort, my safety, my refuge and my best friend. I ate ...

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INSPIRATION – Racing for Her Cure

By Gwen Tolman Training for an endurance event is tough, there is no getting around that. One must be ready to sacrifice weekends and much more in order to successfully complete such an athletic feat. There is pain and soreness ...

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INSPIRATION – Running Blind to Save Lives

By Laura King Edwards I’ve run thousands of miles for my sister since watching her cross the finish line of the Jingle Jog 5K in 2008. I’ve won awards and set several personal records earlier this year. But I’ve never ...

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INSPIRATION – I Grew Wings on Laurel Hill

By Laura King Edwards My little sister, Taylor, has Batten disease, a brain disorder that causes blindness, seizures and cognitive and motor impairment. But that didn’t stop her from signing up for Girls on the Run as a fifth grader ...

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SUSTAINABILITY OF YOU – From Good To Great: 5 Things that Successful Athletes Do

By Angelina Stevens Sometimes second place makes the biggest impression. The big hero in the Tour De France was not the winner, Chris Froome, but Nairo Quintana, a 23-year-old Colombian cyclist who wowed the world with his strength and his story. Born of ...

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GETTING STARTED – Breaking Through the Fat-Loss Plateau

By Meredith Falcon We’re bombarded with shows like “The Biggest Loser” that in an effort to advocate health and taking responsibility for one’s journey unfortunately present an unrealistic view of the average fat-loss experience. Thus, we nearly kill ourselves from the ...

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FEATURE – Best of Both Worlds Mixing Mountain Bike and Triathlon Training

By Joe Nuss  The typical triathlete may not love mountain biking as much as I do, but those that do are familiar with the challenge of trying to fit a little mountain-bike racing and riding into the summer training schedule. ...

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INSPIRATION – Leukemia Survivor Stands Strong at Light the Night

By Cherith Hunter Roberson Kevin Penn describes himself as a husband, father, son, brother, friend, local executive and weekend warrior athlete.  Another label – one that he doesn’t often use to define himself – is leukemia survivor. As a cancer ...

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