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2015 ITU Rank: 76
2015 USAT Rank: 7
First Year Elite: 2010

Twitter: @tzaferes

Hometown: Santa Cruz, Calif.
Resides: Santa Cruz, Calif.
College: Cabrillo College
Birthdate: 5/20/1986 (29)
Birthplace: Santa Cruz, Calif.

2013 Highlights: Was the runner-up at the March 16 Sarasota ITU Pan American Cup and took 13th at the March 9 Clermont ITU Sprint Pan American CupPlaced fourth at USA Triathlon National ChampionshipsFinished 32nd at ITU World Triathlon San Diego • Finished 20th at Tongyeong ITU World Cup

Elite Triathlon Career:
Finished 2012 ranked as the No. 9 American in the ITU World Triathlon Series rankings • Placed 17th at the 2012 Banyoles ITU World Cup • Was fifth at the 2012 Cremona ITU Sprint European Cup • Finished seventh the 2012 Mazatlan ITU Triathlon Pan American Cup • Opened 2012 with a third-place finish at the Clermont ITU Sprint Triathlon Pan American Cup • Winner of the San Francisco Triathlon at Alcatraz and the Triathlon at Pacific Grove in 2011 • Finished second at the 2011 Myrtle Beach ITU Triathlon Pan American Cup.

Amateur Triathlon Career:
Earned elite license in third-ever triathlon • First triathlon was the 2008 Santa Cruz Triathlon.

Athletic Background: Standout swimmer at Cabrillo College • Ranked No. 4 in the U.S. in the 200-meter butterfly in 2006 • Swam the 100 and 200 butterfly at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials • Swam competitively for 16 years.
Bought a bike to stay in shape after retiring from swimming and decided to try a triathlon • Always eats Hawaiian pizza the day before a race.