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7/26/08-Smith County

Kids-Only Triathlon

Swim, bike and then run, dozens of kids got up early Saturday morning to participate in the 8th annual Kids Only Triathlon at Hide-Away-Lake.  Event organizers say the purpose of the triathlon is to promote fitness, self-confidence and of course for kids to have some fun.  

"This country has a real problem with childhood obesity, and I feel like anything we could do to keep kids active and encourage them to get out and get away from the video games is a positive thing," said Race Co-Director John Webb.  Every year the race recognizes an athlete that has unique physical challenges.  This morning, Jimbo Reynolds competed in the triathlon using his wheelchair, and it's not his first time.  He's been participating in the Kids Only Triathlon since 2002.

Molly Reuter, Reporting. mreuter@kltv.com

 

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