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At 51, Cockeysville's Billy Busko continues to defy age in triathlons

At 51, Cockeysville's Billy Busko continues to defy age in triathlons

For Billy Busko, who has molded himself into a world-class triathlete during the past 10 years, the first leg of the grueling competitions is the toughest. "I never swam growing up," said Busko, a Cockeysville native and 1982 graduate of Dulaney who lives in New York. "I grew up in a tennis-playing family, and I might have jumped off the high dive before. I took my first swimming lesson just two months before my first Ironman race, in 2005." Running is Busko's strongest suit, which is not a surprise considering that he ran cross country under the legendary Bob Dean in high school. But Busko has discovered the secret to swimming. "I found swimming to be...

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