Saturday, August 1, 2015


Posted May 20, 2015in Locker Room

A century in the backroads

There are running events and there are RUNNING events. Booneville Backroads Ultra one is the latter. Not every geek off the street is going to be able to compete in the event this weekend, but those who do are likely to be borderline superheroes. “We wanted to put on a

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Posted May 13, 2015in Locker Room

Built for speed

“America’s second-most popular motorsports series, the NASCAR XFINITY Series is pure, authentic and accessible racing,” said Edward J. Williams, director integrated marketing communications at Iowa Speedway in Newton. “The NASCAR XFINITY Series is the racing series where ‘Names are Made Here’ and is like nothing else in major pro sports.”

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Posted May 06, 2015in Locker Room

Cyclo de Mayo IX

When you’re a kid, hopping on your bike and riding with no destination in mind was commonplace. Sure, you probably got lost, but you also rode away with a story to tell your friends. This Saturday, the Cyclo de Mayo IX offers a bit of this nostalgia with a race

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Posted April 29, 2015in Locker Room

Capes on the street

Superheroes. These days it seems like everywhere you look — from the movie theatre to shaving razors — you can’t help but see a costumed hero saving the day. While they may not be in our skies, this weekend they’ll at least be hitting streets during the Beaverdale Superhero 5K.

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Posted April 22, 2015in Locker Room

This week marks the 106th annual Drake Relays, and as Drake Relays Director Brian Brown has declared, “The Sky Is The Limit.” Some of the finest athletes in the world will descend upon Des Moines on April 22 and continue through April 26. “Nearly every elite athlete comments on the

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Posted April 15, 2015in Locker Room

Running for Mother Earth

Entering its 45th year, Earth Day has become a prominent celebration locally and internationally. The height of hippie and flower child culture in the United States, 1970 brought the death of Jimi Hendrix, the last Beatles album and Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” Protest was the order of

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Posted April 08, 2015in Locker Room

Crushing it

After a difficult season last year, the Iowa Crush is back. The 2015 season kicks off this Saturday at 7 p.m. at Valley Stadium in West Des Moines. With five home games this season (two at Valley Stadium; three in Martensdale) fans will want to get out to the season

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Posted March 31, 2015in Locker Room

Death, taxes and whiffle golf

The winds of change are billowing. The age of “we” and “us” are gone, and it’s time to look out for No. 1. And there’s no better sport for this than golf. In conjunction with the City Council, Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie is launching the First Annual Whiffle Golf

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Posted March 25, 2015in Locker Room

Tires that light the fires

If you’ve got the need for speed or are simply a glutton for auditory punishment, make your way to the Iowa State Fairgrounds this Friday and Saturday. The Prairie Tractor Pullers Spring Shootout has all kinds of crazy Mini Rods running on two side-by-side tracks that are sure to please

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Posted March 18, 2015in Locker Room

Fight for Air Climb

When faced with the choice of taking the stairs or riding the elevator, most will opt for the latter. If you work on a higher floor, you might make the excuse that you don’t want to get sweaty before sitting in the office, or that you’re in a hurry. On

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