Racing for Kevin

  FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2010 file photo, Lukas Verzbicas of suburban Chicago, crosses the finish line in first place in the men's championship race at the Nike Cross Country Nationals in Portland, Ore. To honor his friend and longtime triathlon teammate Kevin McDowell, who was diagnosed this spring with cancer, Verzbicas made the decision to compete in McDowell's place this September in the triathlon at the Junior World Championships in China, where McDowell was a favorite to win. (AP Photo/Greg Wahl-Stephens, File)
FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2010 file photo, Lukas Verzbicas of suburban Chicago, crosses the finish line in first place in the men's championship race at the Nike Cross Country Nationals in Portland, Ore. To honor his friend and longtime triathlon teammate Kevin McDowell, who was diagnosed this spring with cancer, Verzbicas made the decision to compete in McDowell's place this September in the triathlon at the Junior World Championships in China, where McDowell was a favorite to win. (AP Photo/Greg Wahl-Stephens, File)

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