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Nascar’s Jimmie Johnson Gets The Triathlon Bug

Nascar's Jimmie Johnson spoke to Espn.com about the decision to jump into a triathlon in South Carolina a few weeks ago.

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Nascar’s Jimmie Johnson spoke to Espn.com about the decision to jump into a triathlon in South Carolina a few weeks ago.

“I swam in high school and I’ve recently been into cycling and running,” Johnson told Espn.com. Last fall, I got back into the pool from a training standpoint because I was bored with my other workouts. So I got this idea about doing a triathlon. I needed to find an event on a Sunday after a Saturday night race. Once I signed up, another driver, Kasey Kahne, joined in. Then some crew members. Before we knew it, we had 20 guys doing it. And even your ESPN partner Marty Smith. Glad he didn’t drown on the swim. We had a great time. You have so much pride after finishing an event like that. I’ve already signed up for my next one for December.”

Read more: Espn.com