First African American pro triathlete inspires Chicagoland kids




CHICAGO (WLS) — In the professional triathlon world, Max Fennell stands alone.

“When I went to my first triathlon races and I looked around and I saw I was pretty much the only black person there, I didn’t really have anyone that I could relate to that I could really talk to about my experiences,” recalled Fennell.

He believes he’s the first professional African American triathlete and wants future generations to benefit from the competition that has given him so much.
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