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Kabush, Vine defend triathlon titles

Kabush, Vine defend triathlon titles

It was a case of déjŕ vu at the Canmore Nordic Centre as both defending Xterra triathlon champs held onto their titles for the second year in a row.

Teams share yellow jerseys

After 400 kilometres of gut-wrenching, gear-pounding, bike-busting mountain bike riding through some of the best white-knuckle single track in the world, the 10th annual TransRockies race is in the bag.

Rugby Bears trounce visiting Irish

The Banff Rugby Football Club men’s team reached the midway point of its season on a high note, defeating the Calgary Irish at the Rec Grounds on Saturday (Aug. 6) by a margin of 38-6.
Norman Watson Classic returns to Lake Louise

Norman Watson Classic returns to Lake Louise

Stuart Lodge, Pate Neumann, Mike Norton and Darren Freeman teamed up to win the 2011 Sir Norman Watson Classic in Lake Louise on Saturday (Aug. 6), earning the championship trophy of the Bow Valley’s most diverse race.

Canmorite conquers Grande Cache Death Race

Before running nine kilometres as part of the Sir Norman Watson Classic, Bruce Romanek had a good warm-up the weekend prior. He ran 125 kilometres over three mountain peaks as part of the Grande Cache 2011 Death Race.
Canmore fighters throw uppercuts for charity

Canmore fighters throw uppercuts for charity

Canmore’s Craig Wilson decimated Cole Kander of Red Deer in the K.O. For Cancer main event as the referee was forced to stop the fight in the second round, Saturday (Aug. 6).

Fundraising fights return Aug. 6

The marriage between fights and fundraising is entering its second year at the annual K.O. for Cancer event at Canmore Collegiate High School. The outdoor ring will rise again at the high school field on Aug. 6 for five bouts. Doors open at 4 p.m.

Adrenalin money targets Nordic Centre bike trails

The Canmore Nordic Centre, through the Friends of Kananaskis, has signed a five-year agreement with 24 Hours of Adrenalin race organizers Twenty4 Sports Inc. that will see race organizers donate $40,000 to improve and fix trails.

Local racers face off against best at Gran Fondo Rockies race

Before the sound of the air pistol or drop of the flag, stomach-churning sights can befall the distance athlete at the psychological vice grip known as the start line.
Focus on fun at rugby 10s

Focus on fun at rugby 10s

For one weekend, rugby took on a completely different look in Banff. Games featured beer swilling scrums, cops, sailors, sasquatches and the odd butt-slap tackle.