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  • Dina Neils . racing for a cure . rheumatoid arthritis . Titanium Triathlete . triathlon .

Dina Neils, the notorious “Titanium Triathlete,” is a competitive triathlete with rheumatoid arthritis racing with two total hip replacements. Since we last caught up with her in 2013, she has achieved a notable milestone in the sport, competing in the USA Triathlon Age Group Olympic Distance National Championships on August 8. Dina took a breather from her training regiment to give us a behind-the-scenes glimpse into her accomplishment. It’s an understatement to say that The USA Triathlon Age Group National…

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  • Dina Neils . RA . racing for a cure . rheumatoid arthritis athlete . Spokesathlete . Titanium Triathlete .

Dina Neils, a competitive athlete living with rheumatoid arthritis, completed her first triathlon two weeks ago at Rancho Seco Park in Northern California. After the race we caught up with her and she called it the proudest and greatest accomplishment of her life. As an RA warrior battling the symptoms of arthritis, she knows firsthand the pain and trauma arthritis causes, but even after living with the disease for over ten years and two hip replacement surgeries, she is still…

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  • arthritis awareness . Dina Neils . juvenile arthritis . racing for a cure . rheumatoid arthritis .

For Dina Neils, running was everything.  It was more than just her favorite sport; it was a way of life.  As a competitive long-distance runner in college, it helped her find her identity and develop camaraderie with other runners.  However, when she was just a freshman in college, she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. (more…)

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