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About Hunter

Interesting Fact


Hunter is the only American male triathlete that has competed in more than one Olympic Games - and he has competed in a total of 4!


Name: Hunter Kemper

Birthdate: 5/4/76

Height: 6 feet, 3 inches

Weight: 167 lbs.

Hometown: Longwood, FL

Place I call home: Colorado Springs, CO

Born: Charlotte, NC

Married to: Valerie Kemper (Sterk)

How I met my wife: Val and I met at the Olympic                  Training Center in Colorado Springs while we                  were both training for the 2000 Olympic Games               -  me in triathlon and she in volleyball

Children: Davis Thomas (9), Hudson Frank (5).                      Case Henry (4), Price (2)

Education: BS in Business at WakeForest University

Coach: Cliff English (                  Favorite TV Show:  The Voice & Shark Tank

Hobbies: Going to the movies,  going on family bike               rides, playing ball with my kids, road trips, politics

Favorite sports to watch on tv: College basketball &               football…go Deacs!

Favorite things to read on the plane: USA Today &                 Sports Illustrated

Favorite music group: Mercy Me & Jeremy Camp

Most memorable moments in life: Birth of my kids and       my wedding day

Favorite country to visit: New Zealand

First National Championship:  Age 10 in 1986 at Busch         Gardens, FL

Favorite race course: 2000 Sydney Olympics

Most exciting win: 2006 Lifetime Fitness "Battle of the          Sexes” Triahlon

Favorite discipline in triathlon: Run

Most improved discipline: Swim

Proudest moment in Sport: Representing the United              States in the 2000, 2004, 2008, & 2012 Olympic                  Games

Most prized athletic honor: Being named the 2005                  USOC Sportsman of the Year

What keeps me going: The drive to accomplish all my            goals and to perform to the best of my ability in              every race giving God all the glory

Gives Credit to: God for giving me my talents, my wife          Val for her daily support, my parents for their                  continual love and encouragement, and to my kids

       who could care less if I win or lose.  

Favorite Bible verse: Isaiah 40:31 “For those who hope           in the Lord will renew their strength. They will               soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not 

        grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

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