By Jaclyn Lanae
At just 23 years old, Tony Smoragiewicz is well on his way to becoming a world-class triathlete. To put a triathlete’s skill-set into perspective, one must swim 750 meters, bike 20 kilometers, and then run a 5k. That’s nearly a half-mile in the water, nearly 12.5 miles on a bicycle, and three miles running—one right after the other, back to back. Tony accomplishes all of this in less than an hour . . . and he’s quickly racing his way to the short-list of the top triathletes in the world.
Tony already has a lot of titles under his belt; among them the 2016 Aquathlon National Champion, 2012 Junior Elite Pan American Triathlon Champion, bronze medal winner of the 2011 Junior World Championships, silver medal winner at the USAT Youth Elite Nationals in 2009, countless local and state level championships, and now… he’s chasing Olympic dreams. But he didn’t start out that way.
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