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Hall of Fame Inductee: Judy Flannery

By Endurance Planet | Jan. 15, 2009, 1 p.m. (ET)

USA Triathlon will induct its inaugural Hall of Fame class at a banquet on Saturday, January 17 in Colorado Springs, Colo., and all this week Endurance Planet will take the opportunity to get to know the five Hall-of-Famers better... their philosophies, their training habits, their legacies in the sport.

Today we hear from Erin Flannery, the daughter of inductee Judy Flannery. One of the sport's early age group stars, Judy won seven national triathlon titles, two duathlon national titles, four triathlon world gold medals and five duathlon world gold medals. She was instrumental in establishing the USAT Women's Committee and annual women's breakfasts at major national and international races. She persuaded the Danskin Series to become USAT-sanctioned and inspired thousands of women to become involved in the sport. She was tragically killed while biking in 1997.

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