The Pros You Won’t See In Kona

  • By Bethany Mavis
  • Published Jul 27, 2012
  • Updated Oct 31, 2014 at 4:38 PM UTC
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 managing editor of Triathlete magazine. She's a mom, rec soccer player, multiple half-marathon finisher and is learning daily how to become a better triathlete.

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