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World Champs Wisdom: Triathlon Lessons From The Pros

  • By Jené Shaw
  • Published Jan 17, 2013
  • Updated Jan 18, 2013 at 2:16 PM UTC
Photo: Paul Phillips


Lesson: Shift your goals when things go awry.
Angela Naeth, 70.3 World Championship

Although her original goal was to make the 70.3 podium, Naeth’s objectives changed when she tried to make a pass at mile 19 of the bike, hit a rumble strip and crashed. She was covered in road rash and needed seven stitches on her ankle, but she pressed on to the finish line. “I decided in T2 that I was going to grin and bear it,” Naeth says. “It was actually very inspiring for me to see the race in a different perspective—where finishing is what mattered rather than trying to win!”

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Jené Shaw

Jené Shaw

Jené Shaw is a senior editor at Triathlete magazine, a three-time Ironman finisher and a USAT Level 1 certified coach

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