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.”
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.
Vote Gwen Jorgensen for Best of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Team USA Award
Olympic triathlon champion Gwen Jorgensen has been nominated the Team USA Awards presented by Dow, Best of the Games by the United States Olympic Committee for outstanding achievements at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Meet Patricia Collins
Patricia Collins’ first triathlon memory was the Julie Moss crawl at the 1982 IRONMAN in Hawaii. She completed her own first triathlon in 1989 and never really stopped.
5 Recipes Every Athlete Should Try This Summer
In the midst of triathlon’s competitive season, hot weather calls for a solid nutrition base to help the body stay hydrated and fueled. Here are five lighter recipes that will keep you cool (and well-fueled) this summer.
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