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
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 (cliffenglishcoaching.com) 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.”