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Verzbicas' sights still set on Rio

Triathlete presses on despite obstacles, including serious crash last summer

Updated: February 6, 2013, 11:52 AM ET
By Liz Hichens | Triathlete.com

Every Olympian has a unique journey made up of a combination of triumphs and challenges. Twenty-year-old triathlete Lukas Verzbicas hopes to one day earn the title of "Olympian" and, if he does, he too will have a colorful story to tell.

Verzbicas, who was born in Lithuania and immigrated to the United States with his parents when he was 9, has been in the spotlight since high school. In his junior and senior years, while Verzbicas was considered by many the best high school runner ...

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