Hilo, Hawaii (March 5th, 2013) – Former UFC Champion BJ Penn will be competing in a triathlon later this month in an effort to raise money for charity.
The two-time UFC Champion will take part in the 2013 Lavaman Waikoloa Hawaii Challenge on March 24th. The triathlon consists of a 1.5 K swim followed by a 40 K bike trek and will be concluded by a 10 K run. Penn will be joined in competition by professional surfer and fellow Hawaiian, Sunny Garcia. The two will both compete in the event with all proceeds being handed off to charity. However, the winner will take home the “All Hawaii Perpetual Trophy” and will be invited back next year to defend their title. BJ, who is always looking to add another title to his resume, will be gunning for the victory.
Penn has been an avid contributor to charity groups and needy foundations throughout his entire career. His passion to help others and impact lives for the better is almost unmatched by any other professional athlete. He has always had a soft spot for his native homeland of Hawaii and his love for helping his fellow Hawaiian brothers and sisters has really only just begun to shine.
For more information regarding the Lavaman Waikoloa Hawaii Triathlon visit their site on the web at http://www.lavamantriathlon.com/
To follow BJ’s progress and participation in the Waikoloa Triathlon be sure to visit BJPenn.com, follow BJ on Twitter @bjpenndotcom or check out BJ’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/bjpenn
About BJ Penn:
BJ Penn is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt World Champion and a 2X, 2 Division UFC World Champion (Lightweight & Welterweight). BJ has played a gigantic role in the steady growth of the sport of Mixed Martial Arts over the past decade and was an essential part of the popularity of the lightweight division (155 lbs.). Penn has competed in 11 UFC title fights and ranks among one of the most popular fighters and fan favorites of all time. The UFC Hall-Of-Famer has also helped open a UFC gym in Hawaii and is still a working part of the UFC organization. Penn is a married father and currently resides in Hawaii with his family.
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