Youngest triathlete makes West Point, hometown of Towson proud

October 24, 2018 6:00 AM

The 40th Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, took place Oct. 13. When I heard that this year’s youngest competitor in the iconic triathlon, 20-year-old Wolfgang “Wolfie” Drake, is also a Towson native, I reached out to see if I could feature him in this column. His reply began, “Good... Continue Reading


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