Triathlon stars of the future, get training – the Kids of Steel series will return for 2015 with ten events across the UK, culminating in a mini-triathlon at the London Aquatics Centre and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park this July.
Up to 10,000 youngsters aged 8 to 13 are expected to take part in the series, organised by British Triathlon and sponsors Tata Steel:
May 19: The Pods leisure centre, Scunthorpe May 20: International Swimming Pool, Corby June 3: Workington Leisure Centre June 4: Eston Leisure Centre, Teesside June 9: Wishaw Sports Centre June 26: Alun Leisure Centre, Mold June 29: Westfield Sports Centre, Sheffield July 7: National Pool, Swansea July 9: International Sports Village, Newport July 14: London Aquatics Centre and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Josh Jones, 18, took part in a Kids of Steel triathlon event at the age of 12. A dedicated swimmer and runner from an early age, he jumped at the chance to give triathlon a go at a Kids of Steel event in Scunthorpe with his school – and last year became British Age-Group Triathlon Champion.
“Kids of Steel reinforced my love of sport and encouraged me to continue training hard”, said Josh. “Now I’m representing Great Britain at age-group level in the sport I love and I hope to become an even stronger athlete in the future.”
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