Capt. James Bales, a triathlete training for the 2012 Olympics, is the Air Force's 2010 male athlete of the year, service officials announced, Jan. 18, 2011. Bales is an orthopedic surgeon with the 21st Force Support Squadron at the Air Force Academy Hospital in Colorado Springs, Colo. He began competing in triathlons after graduating from the academy in 2001 and won his first gold medal in the 2010 Armed Forces Triathlon at Point Mugu, Calif. Here, Bales shown crossing the finish line at that race, June 5, 2010.
Navy photo by MCS1C Aaron Peterson
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