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The Pros You Won’t See In Kona

  • By Bethany Mavis
  • Published Jul 27, 2012
  • Updated 14 hours ago
Julie Dibens hasn't competed in triathlon since she pulled out of the 2011 Ironman World Championship on the run. Photo: Nils Nilsen


Julie Dibens

After dropping out of the Ironman World Championship last October, Dibens announced in March that she had undergone surgery to correct the foot injury that had plagued her since 2004, as well as a knee injury. The surgery is keeping her from running for six months, so she hasn’t been able to get any racing in this season to qualify for Kona, but she hopes to fit in some races before the end of the year and will definitely be ready for Kona 2013.

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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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