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Triathlon Events - Ironkids

A triathlon is one of the most physically demanding competitions a person can participate in. It is a long distance race that consists of swimming, running and cycling. Although an adult triathlon is too physically exhausting for kids and teens, the Ironkids Triathlon Series caters to hardcore young athletes! Are you one of them?

Ironkids Triathlon Series - A Triathlon for Kids

Ironkids is a triathlon series designed for kids that are seven to 14 years old. A standard adult triathlon is a 1.5 kilometer swim, a 40 kilometer bike ride and a 10 kilometer run. The Ironkids Triathlon is a 100 meter swim, five kilometer bike ride and one kilometer run for kids seven to 10 years old. For the 10 to 14 year-olds, the kids compete in a 200 meter swim, 10 kilometer bike ride and a two kilometer run. The triathlon is divided by gender and single-year age groups. In addition to the individual competitions, there are also relay competitions and divisions for disabled children. The Ironkids Triathlon Series is held in six US cities annually including, Atlanta,Georgia; Allen,Texas; Lawrence,Kansas; Louisville, Colorado; Tempe, Arizona and Napa, California.

Ironkids Triathlon Series - Did U Know?

  • In 1985, a 13 year-old kid Lance Armstrong took second in the Ironkids race in Texas.
  • The series started in 1985 and since then, more than 40,000 kids have participated.
  • The Ironkids motto is "Every Finisher is a Winner" which means every kid gets to break the tape, as well as receive a T-shirt, swim cap and pin.
  • Many of the top triathlon athletes today such as Olympian Hunter Kemper and Laura Reback competed in the Ironkids Triathlon Series when they were kids.
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