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No ordinary cyclists

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Photo: Bill Cox

Getting installed for lunch at a picnic table at the Jacques Cartier Park in Cap Rouge, I noticed two young women arrive with heavily laden bicycles. My ingrained curiosity urged me on to meet them. Their smiles, in answer to my salutation gave me the opening I needed to find out more about them.

Running to great lengths at the 15th Annual Marathon des Deux Rives

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Sophie Pelletier-Roy is a 40-year-old mother of four, ages 3 to 14. She looks like a runner – small, thin and muscular – but she did not even start running long-distances until she was 39. “She was on fire last year,” said her partner. Sophie discovered she felt good running for long periods and extended her 5km runs with the goal of running the half-Marathon des Deux Rives in 2011.

A waterfall-centric outing is the antidote to a hot summer day

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Photo: Bethann G. Merkle

When one hears “the waterfall” in Quebec City, we often think of Montmorency Falls, near the bridge to l’île d’Orleans. However, there are several grand waterfalls near the city which are accessible and well worth a day trip. One of them, Parc des Chutes-de-la-Chaudière, is a short 15- to 20-minute drive or a hearty bike ride from the center of Quebec City. Simply cross the St.

Quebec City’s Antoine Valois-Fortier brings home Olympic Bronze

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Photo: Jason Ransom for Canadian Olympic Committee

Congratulations to Antoine Valois-Fortier! On Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympics, this young man from Beauport fought with all his heart and won. The 22-year-old judoka Antoine Valois-Fortier made Quebec City and all of Canada proud when he fought six matches in one day and ended up earning a spot on the podium in London.

The Sons of Ireland Found

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Don’t wait for snow to enjoy winter activities

The air was frisky on our way to the Sainte-Foy arena where my wife Denyse was going to skate for her first time this season. She was radiant with the thought of having the occasion to practice her favorite sport.

St. Lawrence Lions golf team wins tenth Collegiate Provincial Championship

The Cegep Champlain-St. Lawrence golf team won their 10th Collegiate Provincial Championships since 2000 last weekend at the Lac St-Joseph Golf Course. Fred Colgan’s protégés shot a cumulative of 608 (302-306) over the two-day tournament. This was 36 shots better than second place John Abbott College, which was only 8 shots behind the Lions going into the weekend.

Collège FXG’s Vincent Fillion runs in Chicago Marathon

On Sunday October 9, Vincent Fillion, number 960, bolted from the 7:30 a.m. starting line in warm, sunny Chicago to run the 42.2 km in 3:08:45 minutes.

Challenge Bell crowns its 2011 Champions

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Photo: Photo: Marie White

The 19th Challenge Bell, under the ever able direction of Quebec City's Jacques Hérisset and his devoted team, crowned this season's women's tennis champions on September 18 at Laval University's PEPS.

The 2011 singles champion is the Czech Barbara Zahlavova Strycova, 25, who was too strong for the Croatian-born New Zealander Marina Erakovic, 23, beating her 4-6, 6-1 and 6-0 in a tight fi