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The Pros You Won’t See In Kona

  • By Bethany Mavis
  • Published Jul 27, 2012
Photo: Nils Nilsen


Nikki Butterfield

After an impressive early-season win at the Abu Dhabi International Triathlon in March, Butterfield’s first season back after giving birth to her daughter seemed off to a great start. She aimed to race Kona this year, but after two disappointing Ironman races back-to-back in Europe, she didn’t have the points to be in the top 30 pro women. She announced she would be focusing on Hy-Vee, the 70.3 world champs in Vegas and short-course events for the rest of the year. She might also make her off-road triathlon debut at the Xterra World Championship in October.

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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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