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Best of 2014: Triathlon in the News

By USA Triathlon | Dec. 19, 2014, 12 a.m. (ET)

With world-class performances and new opportunities, it was a big year for triathlon and its athletes, with headlines in major publications across the United States. Here are some of our favorite news stories from 2014.

Women’s Triathlon Approved by NCAA as Division I Emerging Sport
Bloomberg – Jan. 17

Alan Webb Moves Forward, at Peace with His Decision to Leave Track
The Oregonian – Feb. 7

CU Triathlon Wins 15th National Title
Boulder Daily Camera – April 7

Wounded Warrior: I've Done More with One Leg, than I Would Have with Two
CNN – The Lead – May 1

Slideshow: 6 Reasons to Try a Tri (by Sarah Groff)
espnW – June 4

World Class Athletes Descend on Chicago for 2014 World Triathlon Series
WGN – June 25

Gwen Jorgensen at Top of Women's Triathlon World
Chicago Tribune – June 26

Gwen Jorgensen Runs away with Chicago Triathlon
Chicago Tribune – June 28

Sister Madonna Buder, 'Iron Nun,' Is Oldest Woman To Ever Finish An Ironman Triathlon
Huffington Post – July 4

Fitness Helps Drive Jimmie Johnson
ESPN – July 15

Gwen Jorgensen: From Accountant to No. 1 Triathlete
Wall Street Journal – July 23

Mile Record Holder On Track With Triathlon
TeamUSA.org – July 23

Triathlons a Way of Life for Jones
ESPN – July 23

Alan Webb Enjoying Early Days as Triathlete
Runner’s World – July 24

Taking Triathlons Into the Wild
New York Times – July 25

Triathlon Leads Army Colonel to Inspire Others
USA Today – July 30

Retired Navy Seal to Compete in Milwaukee Triathlon Nationals
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – Aug. 7

Triathlon Showcases Beauty of Milwaukee Lakefront
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – Aug. 9

Local Triathlete Needs Your Help to Fix Homeless Folks' Bikes
The Gazette (Colorado Springs) – Aug. 11

How to Prepare for Your First Sprint Triathlon
Washington Post – Aug. 12

Meyers: Fort Collins is Triathlon City for Age-Groupers
Coloradoan – Aug. 14

Jenks Earns Shiny Silver On Seventeenth Birthday
Team USA – Aug. 17

Sarah Groff's True Story
Team USA – Aug. 21

Triathlons Forge Nurse-Patient Bond
ESPN – Aug. 22

Her Ultimate Finish Line is Rio
Baltimore Sun – Aug. 23

Jorgensen Proves to be a Natural Triathlete
Edmonton Journal – Aug. 25

Gwen Jorgensen Seeks Excellence for Herself, Future Generations
Dallas Morning News – Aug. 26

Jorgensen Gears Up For WTS Grand Final
Team USA – Aug. 27

Gwen Jorgensen Seeks Five in a Row
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – Aug. 28

Gwen Jorgensen’s Glory Awaits in Edmonton
NBC Sports OlympicTalk – Aug. 29

American Gwen Jorgensen Wins Triathlon World Title
USA Today – Aug. 30

Gwen Jorgensen Wins World Championship in Triathlon
NBC Sports OlympicTalk – Aug. 30

Gwen Jorgensen Claims Triathlon Title in Grand Fashion
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – Aug. 30

Jorgensen Confirms Status as World's Best with Victory at World Triathlon Series Grand Final
Inside the Games – Aug. 30

At 84, the Iron Nun Remains on a Mission
Boston Globe – Aug. 31

Hunter Kemper Breaks Streak, Wins Hy-Vee Triathlon
Des Moines Register – Aug. 31

Triathlons Test the Mettle of the Middle-Aged Athlete
Reuters – Sept. 2

Butterfly Effect: Krige Schabort Tri-ing for 2016
U.S. Paralympics – Sept. 18

Lockett Wood is Mastering the Art of Staying Fit
The Denver Post – Sept. 30

Golden Goals for Olympic Triathletes
ESPN – Oct. 9

With Paralympic Classes Set, Triathletes Eager For Shot At Rio
Team USA – Oct. 15

Women-Only Triathlons Find their Place in a Competitive Field
Tampa Bay Times – Oct. 16

Track Star Grinds Out a Bumpy Transition
New York Times – Oct. 18

Tina Ament Became the First Blind American Ironman Triathlete
Today – Oct. 18

Gwen Jorgensen Still Winning During Triathlon Offseason
NBC Sports OlympicTalk – Nov. 4

Triathlon Goes to College
Wall Street Journal – Dec. 4

 

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