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Mayor Adrian M. Fenty will be Beijing-bound next month, LL has learned.
Fenty will not be attending the Games of the XXIX Olympiad in an official capacity, mind you, but as a personal trip with his family, says his spokesperson, Carrie Brooks.
Fenty himself couldn’t be reached for details, as he was vacationing last week, but Brooks says her boss will be there for a week toward the beginning of the games, which kick off Aug. 8. As for which events he’ll be attending, Brooks says Fenty’s sporting tastes run toward the triathlon events he knows so well: “[H]e definitely wants to check out the swimming and track and field events,” she writes in an e-mail.
This won’t be Fenty’s first international jaunt. Last summer, he traveled with family to Jamaica, where his wife, Michelle Cross Fenty, has roots. He still, however, has a ways to go if he wants to match Tony Williams‘ travel sked.