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Inspired by her late father, American Katie Zaferes wins bronze in women’s triathlon

TOYKO – Competing in inclement weather, Katie Zaferes noticed a rainbow in the Tokyo sky, and knew it was her guardian angel.

“I saw a rainbow during the race, and I thought ‘Hey dad,’” Zaferes said following the women’s triathlon.

Zaferes father, Bill Hursey, passed away in April. But her father’s spirit guides her daily.

“He’s with me in a different way and we’re going to be doing this together, as I ask for his guidance, strength and joy for the road ahead,” Zaferes said, per the official Team USA page. “Because as my dad reminded me before every race, all I needed to do was 'race hard, but most of all have fun.