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(Embarrassing) Lessons From The Pros

  • By Julia Polloreno
  • Published Aug 3, 2011
  • Updated Nov 10, 2011 at 4:13 PM UTC
Dede Griesbauer at the 2011 Ironman 70.3 California triathlon. Photo: Paul Phillips

Tommy Zaferes

In my second triathlon ever I ran into the back of the pace van about 1 mile into the bike because a cop, who was blocking off an intersection, thought the lead out pace van was a pedestrian vehicle and stepped into the middle of the road to stop it. The van came to a screeching halt, and I ran into the back of it going about 29mph.

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Julia Polloreno

Julia Polloreno

As Editor-in-Chief of Triathlete magazine, Polloreno oversees the monthly magazine’s content and production. A Stanford University graduate with an award-winning track record in publishing, Polloreno is a two-time Ironman finisher and has been a competitive triathlete for more than a decade.

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