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Nicole Aichele puts her horse, Blondie, through a workout at the riding arena at her family's Walla Walla home. The workout was much slower than Aichele's world-record-breaking barrel racing run over Memorial Day.

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Nicole Aichele breaks the world barrel racing time record over Memorial Day

Aichele has the barrel ride of her life — and the fastest in the world — at the Barrel Racers National 4D Championship finals.

WALLA WALLA — Nicole Aichele's heart sank when she watched friend and rival Courtney Frazier's barrel race Memorial Day weekend in Pasco.Frazier beat the TRAC arena record, spinning through in 16.691.Aichele, the last rider up, knew she'd have to make it


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