Cancer survivor sets sights on Ironman Canada

June 24, 2014

To the untrained eye, Paul Weigel, 44, seems like your typical Issaquah resident — a healthy, hardworking family man with an unquenchable thirst for fitness and the great outdoors.

While most use the summer months for leisure, Weigel spends his time training to compete in the Ironman Canada competition in July in Whistler, British Colombia.

Contributed Paul Weigel takes his first steps with his daughter Natalie, 4, after cancer surgery.

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Paul Weigel takes his first steps with his daughter Natalie, 4, after cancer surgery.

Self-described as “5-foot-10 and about 200 pounds,” Weigel arrives for an interview in a tan T-shirt, green khaki pants and running shoes. A bike sits securely latched atop his car, which he said was in need of a tune-up.

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Obliteride will come through Issaquah this summer

March 29, 2014

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One route of the Community Ride to Obliterate Cancer, which returns to King County Aug. 8-10 to raise funds for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, will come through Issaquah.

With four ride distances to choose from — including the 25-mile, 50-mile and 150-mile courses — it’s the 100-mile course that will include a route through Issaquah on Aug. 10.

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Obliteride hosts bike ride to fund cancer research

March 12, 2013

In August, it will be time to take off the training wheels and obliterate cancer.

That is the mission of the first ever Obliteride, a weekendlong celebration that culminates with a bike ride of varying routes that will pass through Issaquah in their quest to fund cancer research.

“Obliteride is a communitywide event that everyone can participate in by riding, volunteering or cheering on participants as they roll through your community,” Obliteride Executive Director Amy Lavin said in a statement.

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