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Justin Gaertner

Photograph By Chip Litherland for ESPN

Gaertner finished first in the 10K and second in the "Race for the Yellow Jersey," which was won by 50-year-old Army veteran John Christenson. Gaertner lost his legs in an IED explosion while serving in Afghanistan in 2010. He also rode the 3,000 mile Race Across America this year.