Q: How popular has triathlon become?
A: Popular enough to read about in a running magazine.
The October issue of Runner's World includes an inspiring story about 16 year-old triathlon phenom and Maryland native, Hunter Lussi, and how he has set his sights on making Americans—and not just kids—fitter. To inspire change, Hunter has written a book, America, Get Off the Couch!, and launched his own fitness program, America's Tri for Health. And, he's leading by example. On September 25, Hunter will be racing in his fourth ChesapeakeMan Ultra Triathlon in Cambridge, Maryland, where, at 13, he became the youngest person to complete a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, and 26.2-mile run.
Hunter crossed the finish line of the 2010 ChesapeakeMan Ultra Triathlon in Cambridge, MD, Saturday with a time of 11 hours, 24 minutes and 57 seconds. Not only was Hunter the youngest to finish, he finished in the top 10 overall!