by Josh Gross
With the different events end-to-end like some sort of cartoon adventure, triathlons may seem like a lot of fun to kids, but in reality, they're too intense for most adults. Austrian triathlete Chris Legh famously collapsed only meters from the finish of the 1997 Ironman Triathlon World Championships in Hawaii after his body simply stopped working. No matter how much energy you think Junior may have, nobody has that much.
But today, there is a triathalon that is specifically designed for the youngsters (and that might make the adults a little jealous).
At 5 p.m. in Ann Morrison Park, kids ages 4-10 years old are invited to slide down an inflatable slide into a wading pool, ride one-half mile on their bikes and end with a quarter-mile run to the finish.
Proceeds from the race will go to the construction of the Ray Neef M.D. River Recreation Park.
Packet pick-up is at 4 p.m. and the cost to race is $20. Register online here.