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Varied passions keep Paterson busy

Gritty champion balancing training, acting, screenwriting and coaching

Updated: November 12, 2013, 5:44 PM ET
By Doug Williams | Special to ESPN.com

SAN DIEGO -- As a screenwriter and filmmaker, Lesley Paterson would appreciate the story:

A wee, gritty lass from Scotland -- who played rugby with the boys in her youth -- turns her attention toward triathlon and becomes one of the best in Britain as a teen. But after failing to make the Olympic roster and becoming frustrated with her inability to improve, she quits the sport and focuses her attention on her college studies in drama.

Soon, she falls in love, marries and moves to ...

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