Biking

Health & Medicine

Advice from the docs: Obey bicycle safety guidelines

David Byrne, front man and co-founder of the Talking Heads, is also an avid bicyclist. In 2010 he wrote “Bicycle Diaries,” tales of riding his bike in far-flung places, from Sydney to San Francisco. But one evening in New York, while pedaling back from an art opening (he doesn’t own a car), he slipped and broke two ribs. It could have been worse. A recent study found that the mortality rate among cyclists ages 35 to 54 has tripled in the past 40 years, from 0.11 to 0.31 per 100,000 riders.

Sports

Seven Idahoans compete in Ironman World Championships

Brian Shiflett, 43, of Boise was the top finisher from the Gem State at the Ironman World Championships on Saturday. He covered the 2.4-mile ocean swim, 112-mile bike leg and marathon run in 10 hours, 32 minutes, 48 seconds to finish 668th overall and 123rd in his division. Other Idaho participants included: Kip Taylor, 45, Coeur d’Alene, 11:32:48 (1,205, 165); Casey Boren, 44, Boise, 12:12:57 (1,460, 223); Joel Kinnunen, 49, Coeur d’Alene, 12:24:33 (1,528, 187); Dexter Yeats, 70, Hayden Lake, 16:12:57 (2,107, 5); Steve Hodges, 65, Boise, 16:15:39 (2,111, 38); Suzanne Endsley, 50, Hayden, DNF.