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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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unicornsrule626
"rainbowpoptart" wrote:I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise).competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionallyDoes cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes.pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too.Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has.It is a form of exercise and entertainment.It is a sport.Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything.Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy. very well said! I was a cheerleader for 2 years until  I aged out, but let ,e tell you, they were 2 of the best,sweaty and most fun years I have ever had
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rainbowpoptart
I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise). competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionally Does cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes. pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise  Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too. Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has. It is a form of exercise and entertainment. It is a sport. Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything. Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy.
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angelover4
CHEERLEADING IS LIKE DANCE GYMNASTICS MIXED TOGETHER WITH WORDS. AND DANCE AND GYMNASTICS ARE CONSIDERED SPORTS.
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angelover4
I BELIVE ITS A SPORT JUST LIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
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angelover4
I BEL ITS A SPORT JUS TLIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
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