>>Marathon The Toughest For 2013 Ironman CDA Winner
Ben Hoffman and Heather Wurtele have special connections to Ironman Coeur d’Alene.
Hoffman attended the University of Montana and the first Ironman he watched was when Polson’s Matt Seeley took second in the Lake City. Wurtele’s first Ironman race and first Ironman victory came in Coeur d’Alene. He joined Dean & Teresa on 590 KQNT this morning and said the marathon was the toughest of the three long legs of the Ironman. And said it will take a few days for his body to recover from the record performance.
Sunday was even more special for the two as they captured professional titles in record times at the 11th annual Ironman Coeur d’Alene. The Boulder, Colo.-based Hoffman took the lead early on the bike and covered the 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike and 26.2-mile run in 8 hours, 17 minutes and 31 seconds, eclipsing Craig Alexander’s 2011 record by more than 2 minutes. Three-time champion Viktor Zyemtsev was second in 8:26.01.
>>M's Double Up A's
Kendry Morales connected on a three-run, walk-off home run in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift the Mariners to a 6-3 win in the rubber match of their three-game series with the Athletics at Safeco Field. Raul Ibanez hit two home runs with three RBI, while reliever Oliver Perez improved to 2-and-1. Perez pitched two shutout innings as Seattle improved to 34-and-43. The Mariners and Pirates start a two-game set tomorrow.
>>Three in a row for Spokane
The Spokane Indians offense awoke in front of 3,565 fans, as the Indians scored a season-high eight runs at home against Boise, beating the Hawks 8-6 on a Sunday afternoon that saw Kids Operate the Ballpark. Weather permitting the 5 game series ends tonight with first pitch scheduled for 6:30.
The Chicago Blackhawks will try to clinch their second
Stanley Cup since 2010 when they visit the Boston Bruins in Monday's Game 6 battle at TD Garden.
Chicago, which ended a 49-year championship drought when it lifted the Cup three years ago, was down 2-1 to Boston in this best-of-seven series before taking Games 4 and 5 to move within one win of another title.
After winning a wild 6-5 overtime decision in Game 4 last Wednesday in Boston, the Blackhawks notched a 3-1 decision in Saturday's matchup in the Windy City. Patrick Kane scored a pair of goals in Game 5 and Corey Crawford stopped 23-
of-24 shots to earn the pivotal win.
Chicago, the top seed in the West, is trying to become the first Presidents' Trophy winner to claim the Stanley Cup since Detroit beat Pittsburgh in 2008. The last time a team other than the Red Wings won the Cup after posting the league's best record in the regular season was when Colorado won it all in 2001.