Minda Dentler

USA Triathlon

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Hometown: Spokane, Wash.
Resides:
New York, N.Y.
College: University of Washington, Baruch College
Height: 5-0  
Weight:
129
Birthdate:
Jan. 19, 1978
Birthplace: Bombay, India

Triathlon Career: Member of the 2010 USA Paratriathlon National Team • Took first at the 2009 Accenture USA Paratriathlon Championship in the TRI-1 category • Placed second at USA Paratriathlon Nationals in both 2008 and 2010 • Has completed five triathlons.

Athletic Background: Began handcycling in 2005 and started swimming and wheelchair racing in 2008.

Personal: Contracted polio as an infant in India, which resulted in paralysis in her legs • Was orphaned and then adopted by an American family and moved to the U.S. • Began participating in athletics as an adult • Plays the piano and travels abroad whenever she gets a chance.