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    The first leg of the race was held inside the Dundonald Hall pool. (Right) Olivia Haley strides through Petawawa at high speeds and finishes her race with 00:36:17.2. (Photos by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Jack Egan begins his ride through the streets of Garrison Petawawa. He finished with a time of 00:42:12.2. (Photos by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    (Photos by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    (Photos by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    (Photos by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)



Kids of Steel returns to Grn Petawawa

By Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post

Posted on Thursday August 8, 2019

Hundreds of young athletes descended on Garrison Petawawa for the 10th annual Kids of Steel Triathlon.

Held on July 7, the event saw kids aged four to 17 swim, bike and run their way to the finish line. A duathlon comprised of cycling and running was open to those three to five, who were a little too young to do the whole triathlon.

The competitors were split into age-appropriate groups and their distances were also shortened or lengthened according to age.

Racers who were aged four to five swam 25 m with optional floatation devices, biked 750 m and ran 250 m.  Ages six to seven swam 25 m, biked 1.5 km and ran 500 m. Eight to nine-year-olds swam 40 m, biked four km and ran one km. Kids in the 10 to 11 category swam 100 m, cycled five km and ran 1.5 km. Competitors aged 12-13 swam 200 m, cycled eight km and ran two km. At age 14-15, they swam 300 m, biked 10 km and did a three km race. The 16 to 17 were in the pool for 300 m, cycled 12.5 km and ran three km.

In the four to five category, Elise Vogel came in first, followed by Rudy Marion in second and Maeve Wierzbicki in third. The six to seven-year-olds, Saryna Stewart was first, Zackary Schroeder was second and Elina Malette was third. From the eight to nine runner age group, Sidney Stewart came in first, followed by Corbin Knockleby and Gabriel Schroeder. The triathletes aged 10 to 11 saw Dalia Bouaziz come in the first place, Everette Knockleby in second place and Reese Johnson in third. For the 12 to 13-year-olds, Christopher Lavoie was first, Mackenzie Epp was second and Maria Wheeler was third. For the athletes in age 14 to 15, Liam Mcdonald came in first while Anastasia Spurling came in second and Jack Egan came in third. Meg Wheeler was the only competitor in the 16 to 17-year-old category. 

Detailed results can be found at www.sportstats.ca/search-results.xhtml.