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Kids triathlon attracts about 100 youngsters for race and swim

The PureKids triathlon, held on Sunday, June 22, showcased not only the physical ability but also the sheer determination of nearly 100 youngsters who completed the race event that took place in sporadic heavy rainfall.

The three-course event, held at the Leamington Nature Fresh Complex, was altered to a swim and run event after the seasonal Mayflies aka “fish flies” caused concerns over safety on the bike course, according to announcer Dave Orshinsky.

Many volunteers, along with Leamington firefighters, were on hand to cheer on runners and congratulate them once they crossed the finish line and received a medal and some tasty treats from sponsors Pure Flavor and Subway.

Orshinsky said that Leamington has been hosting triathlons for 36 years now and the next PureKids race will be in three weeks in Windsor at Adventure Bay. 

Timed race results can be found by visiting wrace.org.

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