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Life Time Kids Tri celebrates its 25th year inspiring young triathletes

Life Time Kids Tri celebrates its 25th year inspiring young triathletes

Gianna LaPerna finished her first triathlon in Naperville at age 6, with training wheels on her bicycle. "The bike course, there was a ginormous hill at the turnaround, and it was awful," she said. Laboring up that incline, she eventually crossed the finish line. When she got home that day, she wanted the training wheels removed from her bike immediately. Her parents obliged, gave her a little nudge and watched as she pedaled confidently away (down a hill this time). Now Gianna's 12 and, while swimming is her main sport, she also has finished eight or nine triathlons. She and her brothers, Henry, age 9, and Nathan, age 7, will be among the more than 1,000 participants in...

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