Lauri Young didn’t start competing in duathlons until her mid-40s. Now at 52, the Sunnyside resident and musical director of Wagner College’s theater department takes the sport so seriously she has a personal trainer, Jonathan Cane of City Coach.
“I was always active growing up, but I wasn’t a competitive athlete. Now, I’m in it to win it,” said Young, a frequent age-group medalist. “There are a lot of parallels between this and theater — you have to live in the moment, you have to make split-second decisions regarding strategy, and you have to be acutely aware of everyone around you.”
Lauri will be joined by City Coachers Agnes Zbylut and Tom Buffolano at this weekend's festivities.