USA Triathlon Weekend Notebook: August 29
From Major League Tri to Rev3 in Maine, catch up on what you missed from this weekend's races.
Meet Chris Hammer
As a runner at the London Games, Hammer now has experience on his side and is poised to continue his success in Brazil.
Worth More Than Gold
As Nicole Schmidt watched the Olympic triathlon last week from her home in Vienna, Virginia, she sat transfixed as Gwen Jorgensen, her favorite athlete — her idol — charged to the finish line. When Jorgensen raised the blue and green tape above her head in victory, Schmidt celebrated, too. “It was a powerful experience,” says the 16-year-old. “It showed me that incredible things are possible.”
USA Triathlon Hall-of-Famer Karen McKeachie Dies in Bike Crash
Karen McKeachie, a USA Triathlon Hall of Fame Class of 2014 inductee and a 17-time national champion, died Friday in Michigan after being hit by a car while cycling. She was 63.
Meet Hailey Danisewicz
Hailey Danisewicz was nervous before her first triathlon. Understandably. She had been good at sports — volleyball, basketball and soccer — before she was diagnosed with bone cancer as a 12-year-old. She loved competition and being active, but by the time doctors amputated her left leg above the knee two years later, she had written off sports, afraid to try them again — and fail.
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