Up-and-coming triathlete Lukas Verzbicas is only 20 years old and has already faced his fair share of adversity. First, Verzbicas left the University of Oregon track and field program to pursue a career in triathlon. Then the American suffered devastating injuries in a bike crash in Colorado Springs, Colo. in July of 2012.
Verzbicas appears to be well on his way to a full recovery, as evidenced by a recent running result. He won the 10th annual 4 mile Ringling Bridge Run in Sarasota, Fla. with a time of 21:02. Verzbicas beat out a field of 2,600 runners to earn the win. Verzbicas took the win after a tough training week and says he will look to return to elite triathlon competition on March 9 at the ITU Pan American Cup in Clermont, Fla.
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