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253 Kids of Steel compete in Picton

Cheers and applause greeted 256 athletes who competed during chilly and rainy weather during the ninth annual Kids of Steel Triathlon Sunday in Picton.

The athletes, ages 3 to 17, came to the Prince Edward Fitness and Aquatic Centre from the County and across the province, including teams from Peterborough, Consecon, Toronto and Kingston. Fifty-five per cent of the competitors were from the County. They were all encouraged to splash through the finish line area puddles, by announcer Stephanie Roth.

Ages three to five swim 20m, cycle 150m and run 250m.
Ages 6-7 swim 25m, cycle 1.5k and run .5k.
Ages 8-9 swim 50m, cycle 4k and run 1k.
Ages 10-11 swim 100m, cycle 5k and run 1.5k
Ages 12-13 swim 200m, cycle 8k and run 2k
Ages 14 to 17 swim 300m, cycle 10k and run 3k.
Results at www.chiptimeresults.com

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The County's Mina Hudgin heads out of the transition area

The County’s Mina Hudgin heads out of the transition area

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Race Director Michelle Pothier watches daughter Kim complete her race.

Race Director Michelle Pothier watches daughter Kim complete her race.

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Rhys Kelly, of Cherry Valley, who will be three in June, gets a hug at the finish line from mom, Alison.

Rhys Kelly, of Cherry Valley, who will be three in June, gets a hug at the finish line from mom, Alison.

 

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  1. Debbie Rankin says:

    It was my first time volunteering. It was cold, wet, windy and miserable, yet those kids never gave up. What a wonderful morning. Well done to all of the athletes.

  2. kt misener says:

    So great to see the event in the news… but it would be so great to see some of the volunteers that are not right at the PEFAC, there are over fifty volunteers out there on the bike course and on the run course, standing out in the rain, cheering on the kids for HOURS and making they are all safe. KUDOS to all of them!

  3. Susan says:

    Agree. Well done event. Not sure about the kids racing bikes in opposite directions however.

  4. Alison says:

    We had such a great time, despite the tears in Rhys’s eyes. Last words before bed was “Mom, I had so much fun at my race today”.

    Can’t wait until next years.

  5. Theresa Durning says:

    What a fabulous event!! Kudos to the organizers, volunteers and the amazing children who took part.

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