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First Year Elite: 2012

Twitter: @benkanute

Hometown: Geneva, Ill.
Resides: Tucson, Ariz.
College: University of Arizona
Birthdate: 12/14/1992 (21)
Birthplace: Geneva, Ill.

Career Highlights
2010 USA Triathlon Junior Elite National Champion
2008 USA Triathlon Junior Elite National Champion

Elite Triathlon Career:
Finished fifth at 2012 Geneva ITU European Cup and was ninth at the 2012 Holten Premium ITU European Cup • Finished third overall and was the undergraduate champion at the 2012 USA Triathlon Collegiate National Championships • Finished sixth at the 2012 USA Triathlon Elite National Championships in Buffalo, N.Y.

Amateur Triathlon Career:
Won the 2008 and 2010 USA Triathlon Junior Elite national titles and was the 2007 USA Triathlon Youth Elite National Championships winner • Five-time USA Triathlon All-America selection • Represented the U.S. at the 2009, 2010 and 2011 ITU Junior World Championships • Bronze medalist at the 2009 Pan American Junior Championship • Won the 2008 16-19 age group world title.

Athletic Background: Earned all-state honors in swimming and cross country at Marmion Academy • Grew up around the sport of triathlon and did his first race at age 8 • Trained and raced as a member of the Multisport Madness Triathlon Team.
Son of Eileen and Mike Kanute • Has two younger brothers, Josh and Nick • Favorite workout is a triple brick • Usually watches a bad movie on TV before a race • Favorite professional sports teams are the Chicago Bears and Blackhawks.