It seems athletes David and Michael Belcher, juniors at La Cañada High, are always following one another. The identical twins are separated in age by just one minute, and when they race they don't usually finish far apart.
More than once, the two triathletes have finished a race with times less than a second apart.
"Those are our favorite races, where we are literally right together at the finish," David said.
The brothers are both nationally ranked in the top-15 of their 15-and-under male division by USA Triathlon. David is ranked ninth and Michael 15th. They were both named Honorable Mention All-Americans by USA Triathlon on Aug. 20.
"[Being named an All-American] feels great, it feels like a big boost, a reward after all our hard work, training all the hours and gallons of sweat we put in. It feels like a big accomplishment," David said.