User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


72° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Kid Triathlon Promotes Healthy Lifestyle

June 14, 2014, 10:00 PM by Kathleen Serie

Kid Triathlon Promotes Healthy Lifestyle
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

Many kids these days have a reputation of spending more time inside than out. But hundreds of kids in the area are breaking that stereotype.

Wall Lake Park was filled with active children between the ages of six and 15 this morning for the Hy-Vee Kids Fit Triathlon.

"It gets them active, it gets them interested in competing, which I think, you know, in life in general, to have that is just important. And so I think sports are extremely important in kids' lives,” triathlon director Kristi Masterson said.

The goal of today's event was to promote a healthy, fit lifestyle for kids, while having fun as well.

"Kids nowadays sometimes are too much behind a computer or too much behind a TV screen. We want them to kind of be outside, riding their bikes, swimming, and running," former Olympic Triathlete Hunter Kemper said.

251 children participated in the race, which followed the same format as an adult triathlon, but with different distances for the three age groups.

Hannah Droge has participated in 12 triathlons in the past two years, and this young athlete has a couple tips she uses to prepare for the race.

"I eat pasta the night before, and I kind of think about what I can do in my race, I kind of plan what I'm going to do before the race," 12 year old triathlon participant Hannah Droge said.

These plans have landed Hannah a spot to compete in the Hy-Vee Kids Championship Triathlon in Des Moines at the end of August.

Although this was the fifth year of the Hy-Vee Kids Fit Triathlon in Sioux Falls, it was the first time the event was held at Wall Lake Park.
 

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments





RELATED STORIES


Sponsored

 


View news

You may also like

UPDATE: Body Found In Lake Madison

7/26/2015 5:54 PM

The Lake County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that the body of a woman has been found in Lake Madison.

Full Story
Sheriff IDs Woman Who Died At Lake Madison

7/27/2015 4:15 PM

A 25-year-old Sioux Falls woman died after she fell into Lake Madison on Sunday.

Full Story
Amber Alert Cancelled For Sioux Falls Boy

7/25/2015 10:59 PM

An Amber Alert issued Saturday night for a one-year-old child has been cancelled.

Full Story
Three Dead In Pipestone County Plane Crash

7/27/2015 6:20 AM

Authorities confirm that three died in a plane crash Monday night in southwest Minnesota.

Full Story
Lifeguard Rescues Girl From Sioux Falls Pool

7/28/2015 4:10 PM

An alert lifeguard pulled an unconscious child from Laurel Oak pool on Tuesday afternoon

Full Story


Events