Young triath­letes in­vade Vic­to­ria Park

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS -

Char­lot­te­town’s Vic­to­ria Park wel­comed its first Triathlon P.E.I. Kids of Steel triathlon of the sea­son on Sun­day. The event had three age groups. The five- to sev­enyear-olds com­pleted a 25me­tre swim in the pool, biked one kilo­me­tre on the bike trail and ran 500 me­ters through the park’s wooded trails. The eight- to 10-year-olds swam 50 me­tres, biked 2.5K and ran 500 me­ters while the 11- and 12-year-olds swam 100 me­tres, biked five kilo­me­tres and ran 1,500 me­tres. Mar­ian Grant, kids of steel (KOS) co-or­di­na­tor, said the peo­ple be­hind the scenes de­serve much of the credit for the day. “A big thank you goes out to all vol­un­teers and of­fi­cials, par­tic­u­larly race di­rec­tor Pat El­lis who made this event so suc­cess­ful,” said Grant. “We couldn’t of­fer these KOS events with­out (their) as­sis­tance and we ap­pre­ci­ate (their) sup­port in the growth and de­vel­op­ment of triathlon in Prince Ed­ward Is­land.” The next KOS triathlon is Sun­day in Summerside at the Tri-Lob­ster Triathlon, which is part of the Summerside Lob­ster Car­ni­val. De­tails, reg­is­tra­tion and more at www.tripei.com, or con­tact Grant at triathlon­pei@gmail.com or 902-626-8360.

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