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Events, writers, photographers and more honored with awards at TBI conference

Published January 29, 2018

TEMPE, Ariz. (BRAIN) —Triathlon Business International honored the winners of 11 awards at its 8th annual business conference, held here this weekend. The award winners are:

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  • Steve Hed Award for Innovation: Dan Kennison, founder/president, PremierBike
  • Ron Smith Award: Kelly Burns Gallagher
  • Triathletes Choice Best-of Events:
  • Large event (1,000+) - IRONMAN Lake Placid, Lake Placid, N.Y.
  • Small event (<1,000) - Patriot Half Triathlon, East Freetown, Mass., produced by Sun Multisport Events
  • Best Bucketlist Event - IRONMAN World Championship, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
  • Best Event for Beginners - Tri the Wildwoods, North Wildwood, N.J., produced by DelMo Sports
  • Best Published Photo for 2017: Paul Phillips with his photo of Alistair Brownlee leading Ironman St. George 70.3 and on his way to winning the 2017 North American 70.3 Championship. Published in Triathlete magazine in print and online
  • Best Published Article 2017: Jay Prasuhn, "Against the Grain" LAVA magazine, a piece about Cameron Dye who has gone against the grain - no IRONMAN and no 70.3 - and who pours his passion into only racing non-drafting, short-course events
  • Best Event Video: 2017 Escape Series Launch, IMG Events
  • Fastest Growing Tri Club: Mullica Hill Women's Tri Club, New Jersey
  • Most Influential Coach: presented posthumously to Jason Kilderry who passed away Dec. 18, 2017; accepted by Stephen Del Monte on behalf of Jason's son, Finn

The organization also announced that next year's conference will be Jan. 25-27 in Tempe. 

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