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From a torn ACL, two herniated discs to winning the Padden Triathlon

Chris Hughes: father, husband, analyst and triathlete

Chris Hughes warms up knees deep in the water as he stretches.
Chris Hughes warms up Saturday, July 8, before competing in the Olympic course of the Lake Whatcom Triathlon. He recently won first place in the Padden Triathlon. (Andy Bronson/Cascadia Daily News)
By Andrew Foster News Intern
Bellingham resident Chris Hughes is evidence athletes aren’t born, they’re made. 
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