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2011 Top-10 Triathletes Of The Year: The Men

  • By Sarah Wassner Flynn
  • Published Dec 27, 2011
Photo: Jayne Furman

9. Jordan Rapp

Less than two years removed from devastating hit-and-run cycling accident (resulting in major blood loss and broken bones), 31-year-old Rapp re-established himself as a major contender with wins at Ironman Canada in August and the ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships in November. There, after the swim was cancelled because of cold water temperatures, Rapp used the modified 120K bike, 30K run format to his advantage to outdistance runner-up Joe Gambles by nearly three minutes, becoming the third American to win the world title in the history of the event.

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