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World’s Youngest Ironman

Hunter Lussi is the youngest Ironman Distance Finisher in the world. Two years ago, when he was just 13 years old, Hunter competed and broke an Ironman world record. A year later, at 14 year old, he won the 2.4-mile swim portion of the same event, lowering his overall finish time by almost two hours. This year Hunter is getting set to compete in his third race, the ChesapeakeMan Triathlon and hopes to beat his previous times.

Family Affair

You’d think such an amazing kid and racer would get all sorts of bragging rights within his own family, right? Not Hunter. In fact, even though he did beat his dad in a recent event by almost two hours, he has yet to finish ahead of his own mom in a full Ironman Distance triathlon!

Role Model

Not only is Hunter a top athlete, he’s also a great role model for other kids his age and he takes that responsibility quite seriously. In fact, Hunter’s main goal isn’t to finish races in record times but to help the entire country get in better shape. The thing you might not know about Hunter by looking at him today is that he used to be a major couch potato. One day, he decided he needed to take action when it came to his physical fitness and overall health and got into racing to keep fit. He thinks if he did it, you can do it, too.

Hunter’s mission is to see everyone from the President of the United States to an average citizen take part in America’s Fitness Tri being held across America on Labor Day 2010. For this event, and on every Labor Day after, participate in a 500-yard swim, 10-mile bike ride and a 2.5-mile run/walk. You can register for America’s Tri for Fitness and follow Hunter at americanstriforhealth.com.

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