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FEATURES
 


52 | WHERE DO YOU RANK AMONG YOUR PEERS?
Meet the 2014 USA Triathlon Athletes of the Year and see if you ranked among the top multi-sport performers in our annual Rankings Issue.


32 | HONORING VINCE
When a young woman who had just started back running after what was thought to be a career-ending injury lost her father, she chose to race IRONMAN Boulder in his place.


36 | CATCH HIM IF YOU CAN ... DO 600 TRIATHLONS
Ken Hale tops the charts of USA Triathlon Century Club members with the most triathlons under his belt. Learn what makes him keep going despite a demanding job.


40 | CUBA FROM A TRIATHLON PERSPECTIVE
In January, 25 Americans became the first U.S. triathletes to compete in Cuba. Read about their experience.


42 | STAY INFORMED WITH THE LATEST FROM USADA FOR AGE-GROUPERS
Learn more about anti-doping efforts, including the importance of obtaining TUEs, for age-group multi-sport athletes.


26 | NAVY SEAL MIKE DAY’S NEW MISSION: TRIATHLON FOR A CAUSE
After recovering from being shot 27 times at close range by members of an Al Qaeda cell in Iraq, former Navy SEAL Mike Day set out to do IRONMAN 70.3 Florida to raise money for veterans seeking treatment at the Carrick Brain Center. Why triathlon? Because his SEAL training had instilled in Day the fortitude to swim 1.2 miles, bike 56 miles and run a half marathon. Read more about Day in our cover story, starting on page 26.


 


SECTIONS
13 YOUTH



45 AT THE RACES



46 NEWS & NOTES



48 REGIONS


 


IN THIS ISSUE
12 What’s Online


18 From the Editor/Mailbag


20 From the CEO


78 Member Corner


79 Rudy Project Caption Contest


80 The Lowdown


 


 


ON THE COVER
Nils Nilsen photographed former Navy SEAL and triathlete Mike Day in Virginia Beach, Virginia, in early March as Day prepared for IRONMAN 70.3 Florida.
Photo by Nils Nilsen
www.n2photoservices.com
Cover design by Andy Rohrback


 


 


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