Category : Featured Athletes

Joe McKenna
Mike Ward
April 23, 2020
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Featured Athletes

NorthShore Inline Marathon (NSIM): Hi Joe! First tell us about your history with inline skating. How did you get into the sport? Joe McKenna (JM): I played hockey, early on in high school, but in the early 90's, the kids were doing this inline skating. And I said "oh...

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Paul Holte
Mike Ward
February 26, 2020
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Lifetime Skater Interviews

In this segment, NorthShore interviews a select, exclusive group of skaters who have completed every single NorthShore Inline Marathon since the inaugural race in 1996. This time around, we speak with Paul Holte, a lifelong outdoor enthusiast from the Twin Cities met...

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Bernie Reidinger
Mike Ward
March 19, 2019
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Lifetime Skater Interviews, News

In this segment, NorthShore interviews a select, exclusive group of skaters who have completed every single NorthShore Inline Marathon since the inaugural race in 1996. Today, we chat with Bernie Reidinger from Grand View, Wisconsin. He and his wife are retired and l...

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Learn About Ice Cross from Two World Champions

Today, we talk with two ice cross athletes to learn more about this growing sport. Ice cross is kind of like a second cousin to inline marathon skating... many ice cross athletes train on inline skates during the warmer months to prepare for the winter season. And inlin...

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Corie Stoddard – 2018 Women’s Champion
Mike Ward
September 27, 2018
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Featured Athletes

[caption id="attachment_5803" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Photo Credit: Jason Thiel[/caption] NorthShore Inline Marathon (NSIM): Where are you from and how old are you? Corie Stoddard (CS): Tacoma, WA, age 17. NSIM: When did you start skating? And what got y...

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Justin Stelly – Contending for the Win
Mike Ward
September 13, 2018
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Featured Athletes, News

NorthShore Inline Marathon (NSIM): How long have you been skating? Justin Stelly (JS): 27 years NSIM: How did you get into inline speed skating? JS: My uncles would take me with them to the skating rink when I was a little kid. I quickly learned that I love...

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Debbie Wappula and Cancer Can Kiss My Skates at NSIM 2018
Mike Ward
September 13, 2018
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Featured Athletes, News

Debbie Wappula, a survivor of Stage III breast cancer, started inline skating approximately a year from her last surgery and active cancer treatment. Her first time on inline skates was on June 20, 2017. The skates were gifted to her by her friend Katie Stavos, who had ...

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