Damien Peraino was always involved in contact sports growing up, like hockey, football and wrestling. It wasn't until a few years ago that he began running 5Ks with a friend. This same friend then challenged him to a triathlon in the spring. After crossing the finish line, Damien was hooked! Even more than racing to beat his friend, he latched onto the individual competition - trying to beat himself! He’s been working on improving his PR and jamming it out, race after race since then!