|Sprint Triathlon :|
|Triathlon : Swim 500 Meters, Bike 11.6 Miles, Run 3.1 Miles|
|Sprint Duathlon :|
|Duathlon : Run 1.55 Miles, Bike 11.6 Miles, Run 3.1 Miles|
|Olympic Triathlon :|
|Triathlon : Swim 1500 Meters, Bike 23.2 Miles, Run 6.2 Miles|
|Olympic Duathlon :|
|Duathlon : Run 3.1 Miles, Bike 23.2 Miles, Run 6.2 Miles|
_ The 2022 Leon's Triathlon:
The first Leon’s Triathlons were held in Leon’s hometown of Hobart IN, at the Isaac Walton, just off of I-65. The Wolek family attended many triathlons with Leon as a participant. While attending the events, they promoted Leon’s Triathlon. Leon’s Triathlon grew year after year until it outgrew the Isaac Walton. Fortunately, they were invited by Mayor Tom McDermott Sr. to host Leon’s Triathlon in Hammond at Wolf Lake to accommodate the continued growth. The family worked very closely with the Cities, Counties and State to set the standard in the sport.
Leon and his family noticed that all of the major events focused on the pros and not the amateurs. They thought the amateurs needed to be showcased, so they pioneered the First National Amateur Championship, which to this day continues in the sport. They also hosted one of the First Military Championships in the sport. Both were televised on ESPN worldwide and had Military flyovers after the singing of the National Anthem. Because of its completely closed course, the closing of a six lane freeway, and all three events starting and finishing at the same staging area, Leon’s Triathlon came to be known as the fastest triathlon in the world.
Because of economical development and political changes, there were some challenges that resulted in the race course logistics. The Wolek family felt it was time to retire the Leon’s Triathlon’s.
Throughout the next 15 years people wrote, called and emailed asking when Leon’s Triathlon would be back.
Leon finally decided to request a meeting with the current Mayor of Hammond, Tom McDermott Jr. Because of the support from his father, Mayor McDermott Sr., his son grew up knowing all about Leon’s Triathlon. Like his father he gave his support and after a 15 year hiatus, Leon’s is back.
In 2021 Leon added an obstacle course race to honor the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks on our country. With the addition of the obstacle course race we have rebranded the triathlon to include the sister obstacle course race and we are moving forward as Leon's Heroes. While growing up Leon didn't have Superman or Batman as a hero, it was his father and military buddies at the American Legion Post 454 in New Chicago, IN who inspired him. Leon's Heroes are the men and women who put their lives on the line to defend our nation and constitution. We aim to create a feel of patriotism anywhere we go.
While working on promoting the first annual obstacle course race Leon befriended Vern at Chesterton Brewery, Veteran's Brewing for Veteran's, and Leon's Heroes American IPA was born.
- -) 2010-2021 Race Results:
2022 Results at: athlinks.com / USAT / Photos
2021 Results at active.com: Sprint / Olympic / Search
2020 Results at: active.com Virtual Duathlon
2019 Results at: athlinks.com / USAT
2018 Results at: athlinks.com
2017 Results at: athlinks.com or active.com
2016 Results at: athlinks.com
2015 Results at: athlinks.com
2014 Results at: athlinks.com
2013 Results at: athlinks.com
2012 Results at: athlinks.com
2011 Results at: athlinks.com or thtiming.com
2010 Results at: athlinks.com
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