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About Athlete of the Year

Each year, multisport athletes are honored for their successes over the past season. 2012 was a year that showcased the talent in the United States, from national and world championships to the Olympic Games.

2012 Paratriathlon Athletes of the Year

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Andre Kajlich (Photo: Janos Schmidt)
On January 28, 2013, USA Triathlon honored world championship medalists Patricia Walsh and Andre Kajlich as its 2012 USA Paratriathlon Athletes of the Year. The accolades were selected by the USA Triathlon Age Group Committee.

Click here to read more about the 2012 Paratriathlon Athletes of the Year.

USA Paratriathlon Women's Athlete of the Year
Patricia Walsh (TRI-6, Austin, Texas)

USA Paratriathlon Men's Athlete of the Year
Andre Kajlich (TRI-1, Seattle, Wash.) 

2012 Age Group Triathletes of the Year

On January 29, 2013, USA Triathlon recognized Coloradoans Danielle Kehoe and Drew Scott as 2012’s top amateur triathletes. These awards headline the announcement of the 2012 Age Group Triathletes of the Year, presented by Garmin, an honor awarded annually by USA Triathlon’s Age Group Committee.

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Drew Scott (Photo: Mario Cantu/CIMAGES)
Men’s Triathlete of the Year
Drew Scott (Boulder, Colo.)

Women’s Triathlete of the Year
Danielle Kehoe (Arvada, Colo.) 

Men’s Masters Triathlete of the Year
Christopher Thomas (Easton, Conn.) 

Women’s Masters Triathlete of the Year
Ellen Hart (Denver, Colo.) 

Men’s Grand Masters Triathlete of the Year
Jon Adamson (Alpharetta, Ga.) 

Women’s Grand Masters Triathlete of the Year
Beatrice Burns (Hamden, Conn.)

2012 Junior Triathletes of the Year

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Tamara Gorman (photo: Erik Schelkun)
On Januray 30, 2013, top-ranked junior elites Tamara Gorman and Eli Hemming were been selected as USA Triathlon’s Junior Triathletes of the Year following a successful 2012 season. 

Click here to read more about the 2012 Junior Triathletes of the Year, including Junior Elite and Youth Elite All-Americans.

2012 USA Triathlon Junior Triathletes of the Year
Tamara Gorman (Rapid City, S.D.)
Eli Hemming (Kiowa, Colo.)

2012 Elite Athletes of the Year

With U.S. Olympian Sarah Groff and elite national champion Jarrod Shoemaker headlining the honorees, USA Triathlon announced its 2012 Elite Athletes of the Year on January 31, 2013.

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Sarah Groff (Janos Schmidt/ITU)
Olympic/ITU Athletes of the Year
Sarah Groff (Hanover, N.H.)
Jarrod Shoemaker (Clermont, Fla.)

Non-Olympic/ITU Athletes of the Year
Mary Beth Ellis (Boulder, Colo.)
Cameron Dye (Boulder, Colo.)

Rookies of the Year 
Anna Battiata (Mechanicsville, Va.)
Lukas Verzbicas (Colorado Springs, Colo.)

Under-23 Athletes of the Year
Kaitlin (Shiver) Donner (Gainesville, Fla.) 
Greg Billington (Colorado Springs, Colo.)

2012 Duathletes of the Year

On February 1, 2013, USA Triathlon announced the 2012 Duathletes of the Year, a group comprised of the nation’s top age group, junior and elite duathletes.

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Walt Rider (David Sanders)
Men’s Duathlete of the Year
Patrick Parish (Bloomington, Minn.)

Women’s Duathlete of the Year
Gail Kattouf (Greenville, S.C.)

Men’s Masters Duathlete of the Year
Dave Slavinski (Point Pleasant, N.J.)

Women’s Masters Duathlete of the Year
Kirsten Chapman (Edmond, Okla.)

Men’s Grand Masters Duathlete of the Year
Walt Rider (Germantown, Tenn.)

Women’s Grand Masters Duathlete of the Year
Corinna Goodman (Oro Valley, Ariz.)

Men’s Junior Duathlete of the Year
Alistair Eeckman (Berkeley, Calif.)

Women’s Junior Duathlete of the Year
Colleen Sands (Princeton, Mass.)

Men’s Elite Duathlete of the Year
Dan Hedgecock (Minneapolis, Minn.)

Women’s Elite Duathlete of the Year
D’Ann Arthur (Dallas, Texas)

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