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Friday, September 19, 2014 |  Madison, WI: 68.0° F  Partly Cloudy
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RECREATION

Working the legs on the Sugar River State Trail

Unlike the Military Ridge and Glacial Drumlin trails, which we hit last Sunday and the Sunday before that, respectively, the Sugar River trail lies entirely outside Dane County. We drove half an hour to the trailhead in garishly Swiss-themed New Glarus. >More
 Narrow margins and big gaps at the Meriter Nurses Run

Last night's 21st annual Meriter Nurses Run was a study in contrasts in terms of results, with wide margins of victory for the winners of the women's 5- and 10-kilometer races and tight finishes on the men's side at both distances. >More
 Tour de Timor fundraiser seeks to strengthen sister city bond

Sunday, May 20, marks a milestone for members of the Madison-Ainaro Sister City Alliance. Not only does it mark the fifth anniversary of Timor's independence as a sovereign state on the southern edge of the Malay Archipelago, but it also marks the seventh riding of the Tour de Timor. >More
 State of our lakes

They are a magnet for anglers, iceboaters, swimmers, sailors, paddlers, ice skaters, snowshoeing enthusiasts, Nordic skiers, water-skiers, pleasure boaters, rowers, log-rollers and shoreline hikers. This may be the most underacknowledged fact of life here: The Yahara chain of lakes is our single greatest recreational resource. >More
 Spring is here, and the Military Ridge State Trail beckons

How is it that I lived in Wisconsin for eight years without bicycling on the state's magnificent system of recreational trails? >More
 A dominating triumph at the Lake Monona 20km run

Hintz appears to have established herself as the prohibitive female favorite in almost any area road-running race she cares to enter. >More
 Jason Dorgan approaches Ice Age Trail finish line

Jason Dorgan is fast closing in on his goal of becoming the first person to run the length of Wisconsin's Ice Age Trail in one persistent three-week effort. >More
 1,079 miles of footwork

You can hear the wind gusting on the other end of the phone. The sound is akin to a pugilist's body blows accompanied by bear growls. Shhboomgrrrbamgrrwooshhpow. Then it subsides, and Jason Dorgan's voice is audible again. >More
 Madison runners excel at today's Boston Marathon

Early results are in from this morning's 111th running of the Boston Marathon, and a number of Madison residents have turned in impressive performances. >More
 Perseverance

Cold and windy: 19 degrees, with northwest winds blowing about 15 miles per hour and gusting above 20. These were the conditions Saturday morning at the start of the inaugural Mad City 100K, a 62.1-mile run that doubled as USA Track & Field's national 100-kilometer championship. >More
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