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Mt. Airy club offers early start to young triathletes
Mt. Airy club offers early start to young triathletes

On a beautiful sunny evening, approximately 20 kids wearing bathing suits and swimming caps tear into Lake Linganore, swim feverishly and then bound out of the water. There is no game of Marco Polo, no diving to touch the bottom, no leisurely back strokes. These kids, ranging in age from 7 to 15, are triathletes in training, members of the Mini Cow Tri Club. The club was formed in 2008 by Mount Airy residents Brian and Christy Lausch. Christy Lausch, a former triathlete, said the couple wanted to introduce their kids to triathlons. In doing so, they started a little training group with neighborhood kids. It grew from there and now has 51 team members ages 7 to 18 participating at...

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