Kids of Steel triathlon series to offer 10 events in 2015

Up to 10,000 kids expected to take part across UK, with London Aquatics Centre to host final mini-triathlon this July

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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.

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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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