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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Daniel Hohs, who died Saturday after being bitten on the ankle by a rattlesnake while hiking on a Jefferson County trail, was an endurance athlete who used his training to help manage his bipolar disorder.
Hohs, 31, had just moved to Golden from Steamboat Springs.
He became an Ironman when he completed his first full-distance race in Louisville, Kentucky in August 2014.
Hohs had been training with Heather Gollnick’s IronEdge triathlon team in Steamboat Springs.
“Dan was so vibrant,” Gollnick said. “He had this huge smile and this energy that just made you happy. It was contagious to everyone.”
The Chicago-area native struggled with depression while attending the University of Michigan and was admitted to an inpatient psychiatric facility, where he had a major manic episode that left him sleepless for three days. He was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
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