Duane Amato

I have always loved the thrill of competion. That thrill keeps me training year around. Without racing
and competing I am not sure how I would stay in shape and keep my weight at a reasonable level. In
2015 alone, I competed in 28 races which included triathlons, duathlons, mountain biking, kayaking,
cross country skiing, snow shoes, swimming, and running.

I have just completed my first year as part of the Hagerty cycling team. I am very happy to say that I
have enjoyed it very much. I am proud to wear my Hagerty biking clothes, cross-country ski clothes and
my triathlon uniform during races. It is great to be on a team where others support you.

Some of my proudest moments are watching my two sons, who are also on the Hagerty cycling team,
excel in their sporting events and in their studies. My wife and I feel so fortunate that we have
introduced our sons to so many sports that they can parcipate in all their lives.

My biggest accomplishment in 2015 was making Team USA and placing 15th in the ITU World Age Group
Triathlon Championships. To represent your country wearing the stars and stripes is something I will
never forget.


Hagerty Cycling Team

141 Rivers Edge Dr, #200
Traverse City, MI   49684