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Posted: September 24, 2009  : Add to Mixx! Subscribe to stories like this

Triathlon: World's Youngest Ironman To Compete In Local Triathlon

Triathlete on a mission to reverse Obesity in America

CAMBRIDGE, Md. --- (September 23, 2009) --- Hunter Lussi, the youngest Ironman Distance Finisher in the world, is competing in his third ChesapeakeMan Ironman Distance triathlon on September 26, 2009. Two years ago as a 13-year old competitor Lussi was thrilled to break the world record. Last year as a 14-year old Lussi won the 2.4 mile swim portion of this same event and lowered his overall finish time by almost two hours.

"I am really looking forward to competing in the ChesapeakeMan Triathlon," said Lussi. "I had a great result in 2008 and look forward to building on that this weekend."

This past June Lussi won his division at the EagleMan Ironman 70.3, and also has a 2nd place finish at the 2009 Columbia Triathlon. Lussi has won his division in the EagleMan Ironman 70.3 for the past four years.

While Lussi's efforts would have been lauded in many families, he is simply just another competitor in his family, and not necessarily the best one. While he did defeat his father (Craig) in a recent event by almost two hours, he still needs to beat his mother in a full Ironman Distance triathlon (Jeannette) to claim top dog in his own family.

If you cannot make it out to the ChesapeakeMan Triathlon this weekend follow Hunter at to see how he does and root him on.

America's Fitness TRI
A few years ago, Hunter Lussi took a look at America's and his own physical conditioning and came to a couple of conclusions. He needed to get himself in better shape and he wanted the entire country to get in better shape too. While Hunter has certainly changed himself from a self-professed couch potato into a triathlete, his second goal remains a quest. He would like 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 thereafter, Americans would participate in a 500 yard swim, 10 mile bike ride, and a 2.5 mile run/walk. Not your typical goal for a 15-year old, but a goal nonetheless. You can register for America's Tri for Fitness and follow Hunter at

About the ChesapeakeMan Ultra Distance Triathlon
140.6 Miles of Maryland Eastern Shore hospitality as featured in James Michener's book "Chesapeake". Start your day with a 2.4 Mile Swim in the protected Hambrooks Bay section of the Choptank River in Great Marsh Park. Then follow with a two loop cycling experience through the flat and windy Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. The run is a three loop fast and flat course with a finish under the lights on the track of the Vikings Stadium at Dorchester High School. Join us for the Champions Brunch & Awards at the Hyatt Regency on Sunday morning. Prize Purse and Primes are awarded. To learn more about the ChesapeakeMan Ultra Distance Triathlon, visit the web site at

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