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Portrait of Nate


I met Nate on his last day as a lifeguard in Antelope Valley. It was his last day because, although he was raised in Lancaster, California, USA (Los Angeles County), he was planning to move to Ventura County, California.

Nate was a triathlete who aspired to be an Olympian. He hoped to participate in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and perhaps the Olympics in 2024, especially if they were going to be held in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Nate first started running cross-country when he was in fourth grade and continued all through middle school. He did not go to a specific high school, but rather, was an independent study student; he continued running.

Nate’s father was a competitive swimmer in high school, so, Nate did laps with him since he was about eleven years old. When he was fourteen years old, Nate acquired a bicycle and started participating in Triathlon.

When I met Nate,  he was heading to the International Triathlon Union (ITU)  Junior Triathlon World Championship qualifier in Richmond, Virginia, USA, with his biggest supporter, his Dad.

Nate also qualified for World Championships for his age group and was, therefore, invited to go to the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Rotterdam in September of 2017 with Team USA.

Image Credits: Bat-Ami Gordin © 2017 all rights reserved. Credit if you use it, please.