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EDUARDO ACCIOLY
Fortalez Ceara, Brazil

I'm an brazilian archtect and mountainbiker that is trainnig for the 6 Hours of Crato, for the last stage of the Marathon Mountainbike CearĂ¡'s Championship. In 2012 September, I was in Brasil Ride, 600km ultramarathon of mountainbike in Chapada Diamantina in Bahia. I got the 600km! I already made 210km in one day with bags. I already travelled by bike 540km in three days ans 1257km in the beach! My bike is a Specialized Stumpjumper Comp 29 2013. I never go to EUA, but this is a good reason to visit this country.
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Fountain, CO

I am a former US Army Sniper who was wounded in Iraq in 2006, I compete in Paralympic Cycling on the Road and Track as well as Paralympic Biathlon in the winter. I have three US National Medals in Cycling and one in Biathlon. I have my sights set on Sochi in 2014 and Rio in 2016 for the Parlaympic Games. I am an extremely proud husband of ten years and father of two who is competing as part of the VAIL VETERANS PROGRAM. My motto is "Never Strive for Mediocrity!" #Justin4Gold

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DANIEL LEWIS
Eagle, CO

Hey Again Daniel Lewis 45, Honey Stinger / Stan's NO TUBES, This comes in the Spring when things are warming up with bike races. Some races are under my belt by then like RME early races, AMBC in Fruita, FireBird 40 in Eagle, Growler is done by then. When the Go Pro games come my family gets psyched because you guys put on such a great event with all the different events, I pulled 7th in the Expert Mtn Race 19+ and 2nd in the 35+ Road Vail Pass TT last year. My kids do the kids Mt junior bike races and the mud run. Such a great Event. Kudos to you guys :-)

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KATIE COMPTON
Competition: Road Bike & Mountain Biking
Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colorado

Compton is an accomplished cyclocross racer and previous winner of road bike and mountain bike competitions at The Summer Mountain Games. She has held the Cyclocross National Championship title since 2004 and became the first American woman to stand on the podium at the Cyclocross World Championships in Belgium in 2007.

The 2007-2008 season was her most successful as she swept most national races and won her first World Cup race in the Netherlands. She ousted the race favorite by almost a minute.

You didn't know... Compton took part in Paralympic tandem bike events with blind partner Karissa Whitsell. Compton piloted and pedaled the tandem as the "captain" and Whitsell rides in the rear as "stoker." They were dominant in the 2004 Paralympic Games, winning medals in every event they entered, and setting a world record in the 3-kilometer pursuit event.

KATIE COMPTON'S SUMMER MOUNTAIN GAMES SCORE SHEET:
1st Place - 2010 Road Bike Time Trial
1st Place - 2009 Road Bike Time Trial
1st Place - 2008 Road Bike Time Trial
2nd Place - 2007 Road Bike Time Trial

2nd Place - 2010 X-Country Mountain Bike
1st Place - 2009 X-Country Mountain Bike
1st Place - 2008 X-Country Mountain Bike

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2013 What Are You Training For

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JEREMY HORGAN-KOBELSKI
Event: Mountain Bike Cross Country
Hometown: Boulder, CO
Age: 33

Over the course of 17 full seasons of racing, JHK has raced in over 30 countries, won 14 National Championships, stood on multiple World Cup and international podiums, and become an American Olympian. 2009 and 2010 saw JHK earn his 5th National Cross Country Championship, back-to-back Marathon National Championships as well as his 100th National Series podium appearance. He ended 2010 with 123 U.S. National Podiums and won the inaugural ProXC Tour along the way in 2009. In 2010 he made his debut at the 100-mile distance winning the Bailey Hundo and breaking Lance Armstrong's record time en route to second place at the Leadville 100. 2011 will mark JHK's 19th full season of racing. He will contest races around the world and spend over 200 days on the road. Already America's most successful domestic racer of the modern era, in 2011 JHK will look to continue to cement his place among the all-time stars of American Mountain Bike racing.

JHK won the XC Mountain Bike Race at the Summer Mountain Games in 2009 and 2010 against stacked pro fields and in 2011, he'll be looking for a three-peat.

JEREMY HORGAN-KOBELSKI'S SUMMER MOUNTIAN GAMES SCORE SHEET:
1st Place - 2012 X-Country Mountain Bike
1st Place - 2011 X-Country Mountain Bike
1st Place - 2010 X-Country Mountain Bike
1st Place - 2009 X-Country Mountain Bike

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DIAN FINKLESTEIN

VAIL, COLO.

I gave up competitive horse riding 2 years ago and decided to take up cycling after knee surgery when Dr Joseph, my surgeon suggested I take up cycling. I entered a few of the town races last year and my competitive nature found finishing last place very uncomfortable and a friend of mine after riding with me suggested that I might benefit from going back to basics and learning the mechanics behind cycling and climbing. With that I spent the winter training on the Computrainer with Josiah Middaugh and Brendan Finneran and set the goal of competing in the Gopro games xcountry mountain bike race and Vail Pass Time Trial as a culmination of my hard work and Training and to test my fitness level and mental strength. My father passed away from heart disease at 50 so honestly, whatever the outcome, however I place, the level of fitness I have gained, the health benefits i have gained and the ability to better enjoy the great beauty and terrain which surrounds me is the greatest reward.

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