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2013 USA Triathlon Most Inspirational Comeback Award

This award is recognizing athletes with who have compelling and inspirational stories to tell.  It can include a memorable story about a great race that was accomplished post a traumatic event or perhaps a story about the recover process and impact I has had on the athletes and/or others around them.


Eligible applicants must be current annual members and in good standing with USA Triathlon.

Past award winners are not eligible for nomination. Past honorable mention recipients are eligible.


Nominations will be submitted through an application and supporting materials to the USA Triathlon National Office by February 28, 2014.

  1. Describe how the nominee has overcome hardship through perseverance, dedication and determination.
  2. Explain how the nominee has contributed to the multisport community through this accomplishment.
  3. Describe the ultimate short and long term goals of this person that relates to multisport activity.


The USA Triathlon Age Group Sub-Committee will decide on up to five award winners from the applications received. Up to five winners will be selected each year for the USA Triathlon Most Inspirational Comeback Award.


The Most Inspirational Comeback Award will be presented at the Athlete of the Year Celebration in conjunction with USA Triathlon’s Age Group National Championship in Milwaukee, WI on August 7, 2014.


  • Date application is available online – January 28, 2014
  • Last date application accepted – February 28, 2014
  • Age Group Awards Sub-Committee reviews applications – March 7, 2014
  • Award Recipient(s) announcement – March 2014 via Multisport Zone


Please copy and paste the application information below in an email to

The following will be included on the application:

  • Nominated by:
  • Address:
  • City, State, Zip:
  • Daytime Phone:
  • Email Address:
  • Name of Nominee:
  • Address of Nominee:
  • City, State, Zip:
  • Daytime Phone:
  • Email Address:
  • Please explain how this nominee is deserving of the USA Triathlon Most Inspirational Comeback Award.  Include information specific to each of the four questions presented in the criteria above.
  • Supporting Material Link/Attachment 2 (if applicable):
  • Supporting Material Link/Attachment 2 (if applicable):