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Marcella Rietz runs on Berney Drive (above), followed by her dog, Kona, children and a friend on bikes, while training for Sunday's Coeur d'Alene Ironman.

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Walla Walla mom to again swim, cycle and run in Coeur d'Alene

Walla Walla mom Marcella Rietz is competing in her second Ironman this Sunday in Coeur d'Alene.

WALLA WALLA — Chaos surrounded Marcella Rietz when she dove into Lake Coeur d'Alene in 2009. Cold, churning water matched the grey sky. Around her, bodies thrashed, hands grabbed, feet kicked. Her goggles were smashed into her face, and daylight was far a


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