Clermont is known as the “Choice of Champions” because of its international reputation as the training ground for elite athletes. The combination of pristine lakes, rolling hills and warm climate make it an ideal location to train for triathlons, track-and-field events, water sports and more.
Choice of Champions also recognizes the championship spirit. Here are some of the many “champions” who live or train in Clermont.
Tyson Gay, 100m American Record-Holder, World Champion 100m, 200m & 4x100m Relay
Justin Gatlin, 100m Olympic Gold Medalist
Damu Cherry, 100m Hurdles, Olympics
Kellie Wells, 100m Hurdles, Olympic Medalist
Nina Kraft, Oldest Professional Woman Ironman Winner.
Jason Couch, Professional Bowling Association Hall of Fame
LITERATUREKate DiCamillo, Newbery-Medal author of The Tale of Despereaux and Because of Winn-Dixie. Current National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.