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    Once out of the pool, Jack Kelly climbs onto his bike. He has 5km to go on his bicycle as well as a 1.5 km run. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Andrew Schock biked as quick as he could around the track. Though he was too young to join in the triathlon, he still was part of the event. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Elise Vogel, 3, is excited to be crossing the finish line. It is the first time she had the chance to try out the duathlon. In a few years, she may be participating in the triathlon. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Kate Keuninckx pedals away. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Katherine Hutchinson just finished a 12.5 km bike ride. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Remi Lavoie was the first to finish in the 16-17 age group. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Andrew Richards gave it his all. Which was enough to net him a win with a timing of 00:21:59.1. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Christopher Lavoie crosses the line with a finishing time of 00:24:49.9. Despite being in another category, Gabrielle Bouffard is behind him. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)



2017 Kids of Steel Triathlon and Duathlon

By Patricia Leboeuf

Posted on Thursday August 3, 2017

About 120 kids tested their physical and mental limits, running, swimming and cycling at the 8th annual Kids of Steel Triathlon on July 9 at Garrison Petawawa. A duathlon was hosted concurrently at the Dundonald Hall track so three to five-year-olds weren’t left out of the fun. To ensure that all kids would be comfortable in the race, age groups separated competitors and the challenge was tailored to their skill level. All finishers received a medal, but the top three in each age group received a prize. In the six-seven age category, Calum Mason came in first, Gabriel Schroeder came in second and Quintin de Ruiter came in third. In the eight-nine age category, first place went to Sean Dunn, second to Clark Mason and third to Serena Shields. Andrew Richards was the fastest in the 10 to 11-year-olds. Noah Maggio and Maria Wheeler followed him. Skye Crouzat, Daniel Epp and Alaina Dunn led in the 12-13 age category. In the 14-15 age category, Meg Wheeler came in first, Ethan Caines came in second and Peter Hutchinson was third. The 16-17-year-olds had the hardest challenge. Remi Lavoie came in first. Katherine Hutchinson followed and so did Fiona Thomas. All the results can be found at www.sportstats.ca.