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Favorite Local Races Of The Pros

  • By Bethany Mavis
  • Published May 1, 2012
Photo: Jesse Thomas


Jesse Thomas
Based in: Eugene, Ore.
Results: 2011 Wildflower Long Course champion

“The Rolf Prima Tri at the Grove (in Cottage Grove, Ore., July 28, Rolfprima.com/tatg). It’s a super fun, easy going, and purely Oregon experience. It’s produced by the guys at Rolf Prima, who not only make awesome hand-built wheels, but are a small Eugene company and my first sponsor. Late July in Oregon is beautiful, and Cottage Grove Lake is absolutely spectacular. It’s mostly local racers just having a great time enjoying the sun. Last year Graham O’Grady and I raced on separate relay teams for charity. Kate Bevilaqua and Mackenzie Madison raced the Olympic, and Heather and Trevor Wurtele lead a practice swim. All of us were there to support the community. It was a blast.”

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Bethany Mavis

Bethany Mavis

Bethany Mavis is the associate editor for Triathlete and Inside Triathlon magazines. She received her B.A. in journalism from Point Loma Nazarene University and is a multiple half-marathon finisher.

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