Future Ironman stars shine

2015-04-30 15:17
ABOVE: Andre Cronje from Spur with some of the kids who participated in the IRONKIDS on Saturday.

ABOVE: Andre Cronje from Spur with some of the kids who participated in the IRONKIDS on Saturday. Photo: SUPPLIED

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Future Ironman stars showed their mettle on Saturday in the Spur IRON-KIDS South Africa aquathon.

A total of 1 000 children swam and ran their especially set course to finish under the same triumphant arch where the IRONMAN champions finished.

The Spur IRONKIDS South Africa aquathlon is the biggest IRONKIDS event in the world. This is the second year that Spur is sponsoring this event. Andrew Cronje, Senior Market Development Manager for Spur said “it is important to encourage and include physical activity within a child’s daily schedule. Kids who establish healthy lifestyle patterns at a young age will carry them - and their benefits - forward for the rest of their lives.”

The IRONKIDS event was open to all children between the ages of 6 and 13. They started at McArthur’s Pool and Leisure Centre. Children in the 6 to 9 age category swam 60m and ran 1.2km while those in the 10 to 13 age category swam 100m and ran 2km.

No times were recorded as the focus was on participation, experiencing the sense of accomplishing a goal and having fun.

Every child was a winner, and received a Spur IRONKIDS swim cap, Spur IRONKIDS t-shirt, a great Spur and Pritt goodie bag, finisher medal and finisher certificate with their photo.


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