Steven Mantell, a Como Park Senior High School graduate who attends Colorado State University in Fort Collins, won USA Triathlon’s national championship for the Olympic distance event on Aug. 9 in Milwaukee.

Mantell, who trains with Every Man Jack and Colorado State University triathlon teams, finished the 1,500-meter swim, 40-kilometer bicycle ride and 10K run in 1 hour, 50 minutes and 59 seconds.

Mantell has earned a spot on a USA amateur team that will represent the United States at competitions throughout the world, including the 2015 International Triathlon Association world championships in Chicago.

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