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A tribute to dads, daughters, sports

Cyclist Kathryn Bertine honors her father

Originally Published: June 15, 2011
By Kathryn Bertine

Both my parents were (and are) great about supporting my athletic passions, but my dad and I formed a special bond over sports. From early morning skating practices in elementary school to cycling world championships 30 years later, my dad has driven me -- both literally and emotionally -- toward my goals.

Along the way, he taught me that when it comes to being an athlete, there's one opponent we're all allowed to cheat: Father Time.

I wrote the following essay for the book, ...

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