Rome, Italy (Combined News Services) ~ Leonardo DaVinci's famous 'Vitruvian Man' drawing announced today that it has registered for this year's Peasantman Steel Distance Triathlons race as part of a relay team. He has elected to be the runner on his team, where he can utilize his famous jumping jacks skills.
"My brother Paul and I needed a runner for our team," said Lenny Vendetti of Brockport. "So DaVinci's agent calls us and tells us that Vitruvian Man couldn't ride a bike and was looking for a team. We weren't really sure what kind of experience he had in triathlons, or whether a drawing would ever be good at it. But he sent us this really neat diagram showing off his jumping jacks and we agreed we'd give him a shot."
"We're very excited to have Mr. Man participating in Peasantman," said race founder Joe McMahon. "His proper technique should be a big influence on our other competitors, and he should serve as an inspiration to us all."
"I really thought about doing the swim, because my movements might kinda help me glide across the water like a bug or something," said Man, who at 528 years old would also be the oldest competitor. "But they only needed a runner so I decided to do it. I guess I'm going to have to wear clothes or something too. At least that's what the event organizers are saying."