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Age-Grouper Battles Through Heart Condition To Compete

Jonathan Hiipakka, an age-grouper from Michigan, has had two open-heart surgeries to replace his aortic valve with a pig valve, a fix that should last between 10 and 15 years. Due to Hiipakka’s triathlon training and racing, however, his first valve needed to be replaced after only eight years.

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