In 1982, Jim Curl, along with fellow Hall of Fame inductee Carl Thomas, began the U.S. Triathlon Series. The USTS distance evolved and led Curl and Thomas to create what is now known as the Olympic distance (1.5k swim, 40k bike, 10k run). Through the series, Curl has produced over 150 triathlons internationally, and his involvement includes the creation of the Reebok Women’s Triathlon Series and events that have become some of the larger races in the U.S., such as St. foundation repairs . Anthony’s Triathlon and the Accenture Chicago Triathlon. In this–the third in a five part series profiling this year’s Hall of Famers–we talk to Jim about his decision to move from an unfulfilling corporate job into the sport of triathlon thirty years ago.