Monday, April 29, 2013
Teri Griege maintains her rigorous training schedule despite undergoing cancer treatment. Sponsored by Grape-Nuts.
Monday, April 29
About this sponsorship: In honor of the 60th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary’s historic ascent of Mount Everest, Patch and Grape-Nuts are teaming up to highlight those who inspire people around them to climb their own mountains. Just two weeks after competing in the Ironman event, Teri Griege was diagnosed with cancer. Griege talks to Patch about what inspires her, and her dream of eradicating cancer forever. 1. What’s the biggest challenge you’ve taken on? I started my journey with cancer on Sept. 17, 2009. A colonoscopy revealed a mass, then a few short hours later a CT scan revealed metastasis to the liver. In the snap of a finger, I was diagnosed with stage IV colorectal cancer. This happened just two weeks after I had completed an …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The cancer survivor/elite athlete finished the "Grand Slam" of marathon events.
Creve Coeur residents Teri and Dave Griege finished the London Marathon on Sunday with "Boston in our hearts" according to a tweet and photo she posted on Twitter. The pair planned to leave on Thursday, three days after the end of the Boston Marathon and the horrific bombing near the finish line there that killed three and injured dozens. Teri Griege, who has fought and continues to receive treatment for stage 4 colon cancer to return to elite athlete status, rounded out her "Grand Slam" of marathons with the London event on Sunday. It was David's first marathon, but Teri has run in the Chicago, Boston, New York City and , as well as the Ironman World Championship. Teri finished the London Marathon with a time of 05:38:46. David's time was…
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Teri Griege and her husband David leave Wednesday for the United Kingdom.
Organizers of the London Marathon said Tuesday that the race planned there for Sunday would go on, despite the act of terror in Boston at the finish line of that city's marathon, which left at least three people dead while injuring scores of others. Creve Coeur residents Teri and Dave Griege will be among the thousands running in London. This is Dave's first, but it will round out the "Grand Slam" of five majors for Teri, who has run in the Chicago and Boston Marathons, as well as marathons in New York City, Berlin and the Ironman World Championship. The last three came after a diagnosis of stage 4 colon cancer, for which she continues to receive treatment. "There's a little bit of fear," Teri said Tuesday about running in London after …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The Creve Coeur woman who has qualified for "ironman" competitions will tell her story to Hoda and Kathy Lee this morning.
She's survived marathons, the grueling Ironman World Championship—and stage 4 colon cancer. Teri Griege of Creve Coeur will now be telling some of her story on Thursday on The Today Show when she appears with hosts Hoda Kotb and Kathy Lee Gifford. The broadcast is scheduled to appear at about 11 a.m., according to Griege's website, where she says she's scheduled to discuss "colon cancer and Colon Cancer Awareness Month as well as her work with the Colon Cancer Alliance." The Today Show airs on KSDK-Ch. 5. Creve Coeur Patch told Griege's story in December 2011, describing how she had struggled in the Louisville Ironman competition in 2009, after which she learned she had colon cancer. After treatment, she was selected to compete in the …
Friday, December 28, 2012
Mayor Barry Glantz is our choice, but there was competition. Tell us what you think.
Lots of news happened in Creve Coeur in 2012. There were big business openings, political events impacting the state and national stage, jaw dropping allegations in both civil and criminal courts. But when I really sat down and thought about it, it wasn't hard for me to decide that if we're really talking about 2012 in the hyperlocal sense, the choice for Creve Coeur Newsmaker of the Year should be Mayor Barry Glantz. Editor's Note: The following should not be construed as an endorsement. It is merely a set of observations gleaned over the past year. Glantz won a contentious race against Laura Bryant to succeed longtime Mayor Harold Dielmann. The campaign, which by itself took more than a year to play out, featured two people who cared …
Saturday, September 29, 2012
The Creve Coeur woman already has a spot in the London Marathon scheduled for next spring.
By any measure, Teri Griege's story of pushing on in life despite a serious cancer diagnosis is nothing short of inspirational. But by next spring, the Creve Coeur woman will have achieved something a select few claim: competing in all five of the world's "Major" marathons. Sunday, Griege will run in the Berlin Marathon after having biked through Italy for the past week. Griege, who received a stage four colon cancer diagnosis in 2009, one year after competing in the Chicago and Boston Marathons, forged on and late last year completed the Ford Ironman World Championship in and the New York City marathon. Read: Going the Distance: Creve Coeur Woman's Story Of Survival Leads To 'Ironman' There is no resting on laurels, either. Before she …
Friday, January 20, 2012
Teri Griege recognized by city of St. Louis for her triathalon efforts which have also shined a national spotlight on the region.
St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay has proclaimed Friday January 20 as Teri Griege Day in the city. Griege is a Creve Coeur resident who has continued on with her passion for fitness by participating in marathons around the country despite treatment for a Stage 4 colon cancer diagnosis. Griege was also invited to participate in the Ironman World Championship triathalon as a featured athlete in October. Her story of strength and perseverance was chronicled during the broadcast, which aired on NBC in December. It included footage of her training in St. Louis. Read: Going The Distance: Creve Coeur Woman's Story of Survival Leads to 'Ironman' A fellow triathalete, Tom Irwin, was with Griege in Louisville back in 2009 during a triathalon that saw …
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Teri Griege's fight against cancer will be highlighted this weekend on NBC.
In 2009, Teri Griege had just come off a disappointing performance in the Louisville Ironman, by her standards. One year before, the Creve Coeur woman who had already run the Boston Marathon and the Chicago Marathon, finished just a single spot away from qualifying for the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii. But in 2009, Griege finished the grueling test of running, swimming and biking ten minutes off her previous pace in the same competition. Two weeks later, she went to the doctor for a colonoscopy, to find out why her training had been, in her opinion, "off," and why her injuries weren't healing. Four hours later she learned she had stage 4 colon cancer, which had metastasized to her liver. The bucket list Griege chose a course of …