Event Coverage:

The 2005 Northshore Inline Marathon

More Photos of the 2005 Northshore Inline Marathon!
As a photographer, Darlene Prois doesn't only focus her attention on the top skaters. She also aims her lens at the quiet splendors and small dramas of living, as you will see in her second set of photos of the 2005 Northshore Inline Marathon. (Here they are ... and thanks, Darlene!) (Sept. 20, 2005)

Photos of 2005 Northshore Inline Marathon
The Northshore Inline Marathon proved itself to be the top inline event in North America once again this year. It attracted a big crowd (more than twice the size of its nearest rival) and provided a weekend of fun and great racing. ... Once again this year, professional photographer Darlene Prois documented the event in vivid color. (Here's the first installment of her spectacular photos! ... Come back Tuesday for more.) (Sept. 19, 2005)

Saggiorato, Baena Win the Northshore Marathon
Today's Northshore Inline Marathon ended in a large field sprint with Fila's Luca Saggiorato finishing just ahead of teammater Max Presti. ... Hyper's Cecilia Baena won the women's race, just ahead of the young U.S. racer Brittany Bowe. Protests were filed over the women's finish, which Bont's Bill Begg described as a "grab fest." (Read the Planet's report!) (Sept. 17, 2005)

Group Talks About Ways to Jumpstart Stalled Skate Industry
Skate industry officials and organizers took a few small steps today toward the creation of a new trade organization for inline skating. Meeting in Duluth, Minn., the group agreed to establish lines of communications with the help of a Yahoo discussion group and newsletter. (Read the Planet story!) (Sept. 16, 2005)

Illinois Woman, 84, Prepares to Skate Her First Marathon
June Carvell has been around inline skates for just about as long as inline skates have been around. On Saturday, she is expected to become the oldest woman ever to participate in the Northshore Inline Marathon. But don't let that fool you. She's still young at heart. Her plan for Saturday's race, she says, is just to have fun. (Read the Planet story!) (Sept. 14, 2005)

ESPN Signs on As Sponsor of Northshore Marathon
The Northshore Inline Marathon is in great shape once again this year. Not only is it the biggest and richest inline marathon in North America, but it has an impressive new sponsor: the cable sports giant ESPN. (Read the Planet story!) (Sept. 12, 2005)


Copyright © 2005 by Robert Burnson

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