When Ben Freed was in the fourth grade, he ran a 15-minute mile. His father took him to train at a local community college. A few years later, Freed's grandfather gave him his first real road bike.
As Freed competed during Sunday's annual Meals on Wheels Father's Day Sprint Triathlon/Duathlon, he thought of both his father and grandfather's influence. Freed, now 20, finished first in the triathlon, taking just more than an hour to complete a 400-meter swim, 14-mile bike ride and 3-mile run.
"It's what I asked him for for Father's Day," said his dad, Eric Freed. "And he delivered."
More than 200 participated in the event, held at the South Carroll Swim...