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Pro Spotlight - Jordan Rapp

We have been keen followers of Jordan Rapp since he first he first turned Professional and have supported him since the fall of 2007. Jordan is a real professional professional and he has continued to inspire us, not only in his Triathlon performances but in his entire approach to life.

The Top Flight Athlete: After much success playing Lacrosse and Rowing during his formative years jordan has found great success as an Ironman Triathlete. After a breakthough 2009 which saw him victorious at Ironman Canada and Ironman Arizona, 2010 started very promising until Jordan was involved in a near fatal hit and run accident while training on his bike in California. Despite this setback, Jordan showed tremendous courage coming back to racing less than 6 months later. Although he could not even swim properly in the beginning of his recovery due to the injuries sustained in his shoulder/collar bone, he came back to finish a superb 4th place at Ironman Arizona. In 2011, Jordan made a return to winning in Ironman Canada and the inaugural Leadman 250 Tri and will be closing the season at the ITU Long course Worlds and Ironman Arizona.

The Sage : In addition to his work with Slowtwitch.com and his frequent thoughtful and knowledgeable postings on all things Triathlon, Jordan also writes technical articles for Lava Magazine and works teaching sessions on the Art of Fitting athletes for Triathlon bikes.

The Philanthropist: Through Jordan's annual organisation of a Raffle of products supplied by his sponsors and other Triathlon related companies he has raised thousands of dollars for World Bicycle Relief - a program that provides much needed bicycles to enable children around the world to cycle to school in order to get an education they would otherwise miss out on.

After finishing Ironman Arizona last November Jordan also showed his appreciation for the Finish line Volunteers by delivering to them a huge quantity of Hamburgers and French Fries during the final hours of the race!

We wish Jordan, his wife Jill and young son Quentin every success in life. You can keep up to date on jordan's current activities and thoughts by following on twitter (@rappstar) and on his blog (www.rappstar.com)