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Trapp ranks 15th in the world at aquathlon
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Joseph Trapp is shown here with seven-time world marathon open-water swimming champion Shelley Taylor-Smith while in San Francisco attending a gold-medal clinic.
Smithvillian Joseph Trapp recently earned the rank of 15th place in the world for the United States team in the aquathlon.The event’s world championships were held Sept. 7 in Beijing, China.Trapp competed in the 30-34 year-old men’s division against competitors from around the globe.Trapp came home with a spectacular finish despite sustaining an ankle injury during the race“It was quite an experience.” Trapp told the Review. “I sprained my ankle before entering the swim portion on top of being jet-lagged, but I finished the race.”Trapp competed against some of the top runners and swimmers in the world, and was invited to compete for the world title in New Zealand next year.“It was like a dream getting to wake up and train with the best athletes in the world,” he revealed.

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