Franklin resident Lee Pepper says it took a mid-life crisis to get him interested in competing in triathlons.
Not so for his 12-year-old son, Miles, who was the youngest competitor Saturday morning in the McMinnville City Triathlon.
"This is my first one," said Miles. "I like biking the best, but I've been training in everything."
Lee has competed in over 30 triathlons. This is his second time to participate in McMinnville's race.
"When I turned 40, getting into triathlons was my mid-life crisis," said Lee. "I knew this would be a good one for him to start on. There's no river or ocean to swim in and y'all have a great facility here and a great town. There are no angry drivers honking at you on the street."
The triathlon featured close to 100 athletes who traveled from all over Tennessee. Chattanooga resident Brandon Meredith completed the race, then discovered his family had adopted a puppy while he was on the course.
For race results, see Wednesday's edition of the Standard.