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Hampstead native and Olympian triathlete a 'role model' for community youth

Hampstead native and Olympian triathlete a 'role model' for community youth

When asked about Katie Zaferes, the responses fell into the same theme: humble, selfless, giving.

She was always the type of person who gave everything she had, and then some, said Elizabeth Foyle, Zaferes' former cross country coach. Zaferes would stand at the finish line after her races to cheer for everyone else and congratulate them when they crossed.

"That meant a lot more to the last person," Foyle said. "That's just the person she was."

Zaferes, a 2007 North Carroll High School graduate and Hampstead native — and most recently a triathlete at the 2016 Rio Olympics — came to speak to the community...

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