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Kids take on HOTS triathlon, too

More than 30 triathletes ages 7 to 15 took part in Sunday’s Heart of the Sound Triathlon. - Lu-Ann Branch photo
More than 30 triathletes ages 7 to 15 took part in Sunday’s Heart of the Sound Triathlon.
— image credit: Lu-Ann Branch photo

On Sunday, Aug. 24, the eighth annual Heart of the Sound (HOTS) Triathlon took place at the Burton Peninsula. Men, women, relay teams of three and kids competed in the race, under skies that weren’t always hospitable.

“The kids had to deal with a rain storm that broke during the bike leg,” said Bruce Cyra, HOTS organizer.

The kids’ triathlon costs only $10, he said, which does not cover the organizers’ costs. Fees were reduced two years ago “in an effort to promote healthy activity in area youth and to introduce kids to multisport endurance events,” he added.

Many youth who competed in the kids’ triathlon in past years have moved on to compete in the adult version, he said, the youngest of whom was Chris Wilkerson, 14, of Bainbridge Island.

The results of the kids’ triathlon are below.

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