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Kansas student travels across the country to compete in triathlons

As he approaches the transition area of the Omaha, Neb., triathlon this past July, Eckardt prepares to dismount his bike and throw on his running shoes.

By Braden Shaw and Brooke Wiebe

September 18, 2014

As he crosses the finish line, body drenched with sweat and completely exhausted. Senior Callahan Eckardt just finished a 1-mile swim, 24-mile bike ride and a 10K run: a triathlon. Callahan was inspired to do triathlons by a cyclo-cross race, which is an off-road bike race that also involves other obstacles. He was only 12, and h...