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Justin Lorenz, 11, of West Dundee, became a nationally decorated triathlete thanks to great role models, favorable genes, raw talent and lots of cross-training. This year, Justin, a 6th-grader at Elgin Academy, won the Iron Kids National Championship in Des Moines, Iowa. It's not always easy. "When I won the national championship at 10, I was actually crying when I got to the finish. I was pushing so hard that I was hurting so much, I was crying," he said.