By News-Sentinel Staff
Accomplishment: Lodi’s Stuart Fuller took first in the 11-year-old division at the TBF Tri for Kids Triathlon at Rancho Seco Park on Sunday, good enough to place second overall out of 131 young athletes.
Fuller, a member of the DJs Produce-Rocket Sports team, swam 150 yards, biked four miles and ran one mile in 19 minutes and 35 seconds.
The incoming sixth-grader at Vinewood Elementary has competed in numerous triathlons. He started competing in cycling races when he was 4 years old and is also is a member of the Lodi Swim Club.
Family: Parents Robert and Carolyn.
Favorite sport: Fuller plays flag football, baseball and basketball in addition to cycling, swimming and running, but said cycling is his favorite. “It is so much fun and I have a lot of my friends on my team,” Fuller said.
Favorite athlete: Three-time Tour of California winner Levi Leipheimer.
Best sports moment: Winning kids races where Fuller beats kids older than him.
Favorite hobbies: Hanging out with friends and cycling.
Dream vacation: Hawaii.
Favorite local restaurant: Alebrijes Mexican Bistro.
Would like to meet: Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong.
Must-see TV: “Whale Wars” on Animal Planet.
Future plans: To be a professional cyclist.
The Athlete of the Week is selected by the News-Sentinel sports staff. Nominations are gladly accepted. Fuller will receive a T-shirt courtesy of Lodi Sporting Goods for being select