Swim, bike, run

Yound local athletes swam, biked and ran their way to the finish line Saturday during the fourth annual Ironkid Triathlon at the Durango Community Recreation Center. Thirty-five kids, ranging in age from 2 to 12, took part in the event, which took place in the Rec Center pool and surrounding environs. The youngest competitors, aged 2 to 6 years, swam 50 yards, biked 1 mile and ran a quarter mile on the nearby Animas River Trail. Likewise, kids in the 7- to 10-year old bracket swam 100 yards, biked 2 miles and ran a half a mile, while kids in the oldest group, 11 to 12, swam 200 yards, biked 4 miles and ran a mile.

Competitors await the starting gun prior to the beginning of the race.

Brenna Stottlemyer anxiously waits while her dad straps on her
helmet before the bicycling leg of the race.

Mira Joyner backstrokes her last lap during the swimming segment in the 2- to 4-year old category. She finished the race with a time of 22:14.

Gino Pastore bounds across the finish line with a time of 15:06, en route to a third-place finish in the 9- to 10-year old class.

Maggie Wigton, participating with the 5- to 6-year-olds, pedals to the finish line after completing her 1-mile bike ride on the Animas River Trail.

Emma Greenberg leads the pack of 7 and
8 year olds during the swimming segment..

Hailey Warren takes a break in the bike pit for a little maintenance before hitting the trail.








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