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Team(s): Project 2012
2010 ITU Rank: 64
2010 USAT Rank: 6
First Year Elite: 2008

Twitter: @tribc
Website: bencollins.org

Hometown: Seattle, Wash.
Resides: Colorado Springs, Colo.
College: Columbia University
Height: 5-9
Weight: 150
Birthdate: 6/27/1983 (31)
Birthplace: Seattle, Wash.

2011 Highlights: Member of the USA Triathlon Project 2012 program • Winner of the Nautica New York City Triathlon on Aug. 7 • Finished second in the second stop of the USA Triathlon Elite Race Series on June 25 in Monroe, Wash. • Placed 10th at the June 12 Cartagena ITU Pan American Cup • Grabbed fifth at the Capitol of Texas Triathlon on May 30 • Winner of the New Orleans 5150 on May 15 • Finished 26th at the Ishigaki ITU World Cup on April 17 • Placed 14th at the first event of the USA Triathlon Elite Race Series on March 5 in Clermont, Fla.

Elite Triathlon Career: Ranked as the No. 6 American and 64th overall in the 2010 ITU World Championship Series • Finished eighth at the 2010 PATCO Pan American Championship in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico • Was the No. 2 U.S. finisher and was 42nd overall at the 2010 ITU WCS Grand Final in Budapest • Also finished 38th in Madrid and 41st in Hamburg • Won the 2010 San Francisco ITU Pan American Cup and followed with a victory at the 2010 San Francisco Triathlon at Alcatraz • Also finished 10th at the 2010 Ishigaki ITU World Cup and was 19th at the Monterrey ITU World Cup • Finished fifth at the 2009 ITU Pan American Championship in Oklahoma City and was seventh at the Huatulco ITU World Cup • Was eighth at the Kelowna ITU Premium Pan American Cup in 2008.

Amateur Triathlon Career: Placed first in the 20-24 age group at the 2007 ITU Age Group World Championship • Won the overall men’s title at the 2007 USA Triathlon Age Group National Championship.
Swam for Columbia University and was a high school All-American • Was the Ivy League champion in the 400 individual medley and was the Washington high school state champion in the 500 freestyle.
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