Diane Travis, a national and world champion duathlete, was just named a finalist in the Anne Viviani Women’s Great Grand Masters Duathlete of the Year. Travis was the 2019 Women’s USA National Duathlete Champion in her age group and silver medalist in the world competition, in which athletes run, bike and run again.
Travis is one of only three women duathletes who were named as honorable mentions selected by USA Triathlon, the governing body for triathlons, duathlons and five other athletic competitions, making it the largest multisport organization in the world with more than 400,000 members.
The honor, which recognizes the top athletes in duathlon, had a special meaning for Travis who was a personal friend of Anne Viviani, for whom the award was named. Viviani died in a car accident returning from the 2018 national competitions. Travis had said at the beginning of the 2019 season that she would dedicate each race to Viviani.
“I am thrilled and humbled to receive this recognition from USA Triathlon,” said Travis, a Clermont City Council member and owner of Travis Realty Group.