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Verzbicas, Kajlich Honored at Endurance LIVE
Annual endurance awards held March 10 in Los Angeles
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — United States triathletes Lukas Verzbicas and Andre Kajlich were among the winners Saturday at the 20th-annual Endurance LIVE Awards in Los Angeles at the Nokia Theatre.
The reigning junior world triathlon champion, Verzbicas was named the Male Runner of the Year. He was the first prep athlete to run a sub-4-minute mile in a high school-only race since Jim Ryun in 1965 and also won the 5,000 meters, two-mile and one-mile races at the New Balance Indoor National meet. In November 2011, Verzbicas returned to the sport of triathlon on a full-time basis and is currently training in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Kajlich was honored as the Challenged Athlete of the Year after earning TRI-1 category runner-up finishes at the ITU Paratriathlon World Championships and USA Paratriathlon National Championship in his debut paratriathlon season.
Held annually by Competitor Group, Endurance Live brings together top athletes from running, cycling and triathlon for one night to recognize the year’s most notable performances.
Visit competitor.com for more on the triathlon award winners and the running award winners.
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About USA Triathlon
Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon – one of the fastest growing sports in the world – as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. USA Triathlon sanctions 4,000 races and connects with more than 150,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work with athletes, coaches, and race directors on the grassroots level, USA Triathlon provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including ITU World Championships, Pan American Games and the Summer Olympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of the International Triathlon Union and the United States Olympic Committee.