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Kids of Steel show their mettle

Volunteer Denise McMahon helps Lucia Manton, seven, transition onto the bike at the Kids of Steel triathlon at Kin Beach June 21. - Kristin Froneman/Morning Star
Volunteer Denise McMahon helps Lucia Manton, seven, transition onto the bike at the Kids of Steel triathlon at Kin Beach June 21.
— image credit: Kristin Froneman/Morning Star

The second annual Vernon Kids of Steel triathlon, sponsored by Paradigm Naturopathic Medicine, saw hundreds of kids swim, bike and run to glory at Kin Beach on a sunny June 21 morning.

Boys and girls from ages six to 15 from local and visiting triathlon clubs, as well as individual entrants, competed in the various age categories, starting with the swim in the 19 degree Celcius water of Okanagan Lake.

Running from the beach to the transition area, the kids next had to don their shoes and helmets to ride their bikes along Tronson Road, which was closed off to traffic.

After transitioning from the bike to the run, they next headed along Lakeshore Drive, returning to the finish line, where all the participants received a medal from champion triathlete Nathan Champness.

Those five and under also took part in the event, with the splash and dash.

For more photos of the event, visit The Morning Star's Facebook album

 

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