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Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne Enjoy Triathlon Experience

Nascar drivers Jimmie Johnson and Kasey Kahne competed at a Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series event.

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Nascar drivers Jimmie Johnson and Kasey Kahne competed at a Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series event.

Remember the tired old argument about whether or not race-car drivers are athletes?

Well, Hendrick Motorsports teammates Jimmie Johnson and Kasey Kahne recently put that to rest more than ever — competing in and completing a triathlon in Charleston, S.C., the morning after running a 400-mile Saturday night race at Daytona International Speedway. Brad Sweet, who is splitting a Nationwide Series ride with Kahne for Turner Motorsports this season, also competed in the event along with several other crew members and various other HMS racing personnel talked into it by Johnson.

But Johnson vs. Kahne was the main event within the event.

The final result? Kahne posted a time of 1:11:30, beating Johnson’s time of 1:11:47 by 17 seconds and finishing fourth in their age group. This wasn’t a full triathlon but rather a shorter version put on by the Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series, where competitors complete a 600-yard swim, 12-mile bike ride and 3.1-mile run as quickly as possible.

Read more: Nascar.com