Triathlon fanatic inspired son to run alongside him


Seymour's Charlie Fouts kicked a heavy smoking habit and improved his health by becoming a regular competitor at triathlons. He will run in the Columbus Challenge triathlon on Aug. 10. Submitted photo

Charlie Fouts (left) and his son, Brian Fouts, pose for a photo after one of the many triathlons they have run together. The Seymour competitors are aiming for the Columbus Challenge triathlon on Aug. 10. Submitted photo

Brian Fouts has a simple explanation why he has signed up for the Columbus Challenge Triathlon on Aug. 10.

“You have to be crazy to do stuff like this,” said Fouts, who is a mechanical engineering technician for Cummins in Seymour.

If Fouts is crazy to be doing triathlons at age 54, his dad, 80-year-old Charlie Fouts, must be insane. They will compete together in the Columbus race.

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