Chicago Kids Triathlon Boasts Top Finishers For Ages 7-14
Country’s largest kids triathlon brings nearly 2,000 participants on August 25, 2012

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nearly 2,000 kids ages 7-14 competed in the country’s largest kids triathlon on August 25 at Montrose Avenue Beach in Chicago. The 22nd annual event brought together families from all over the country to cheer on the children as they swam, cycled and ran their way to the finish line.

Females, Ages 7-8                    
Arina Pekus         Skokie, Ill.         24:10
Amanda O’Donnell         Chicago, Ill.         25:30
Hannah Fetterolf         Sewickley, Penn.         25:34
Females, Ages 9-10                    
Jayda Bessel         Beloit, Wisc.         18:48
Melina Worthington         Columbia, Mo.         20:59
Megan Burling         Naperville, Ill.         21:23
Females, Ages 11-12                    
Jade Mountain         Ellinwood, Kan.         29:58
Amya Bessel         Beloit, Wisc.         31:26
Polina Bondarenko         River Forest, Ill.         31:42
Females, Ages 13-14                    
Marina Ahner        

Hobart, Ind.

Alessa Ringo         Chicago, Ill.         32:23
Ella Needler         Lake Forest, Ill.         33:06
Males, Ages 7-8                    
A.J. Van Vuren         Hoffman Estates, Ill.         22:51
John Durack         Chicago, Ill.         23:51
Braxton Bokos         Oak Brook, Ill.         24:08
Males, Ages 9-10                    
Gabe Worthington         Columbia, Mo.         18:57
Mikhail Pekus         Skokie, Ill.         19:39
Nathan Clem         St. Louis, Mo.         19:58
Males, Ages 11-12                    
Justin Sharp         Bloomington, Ill.         30:58
Tyler Cook         West Chicago, Ill.         31:36
John Szymanski         Lockport, Ill.         32:37
Males, Ages 13-14                    
Joseph Szymanski         Lockport, Ill.         28:23
William Szwarek         Chicago, Ill.         29:21
Stephen Zimmer         Geneva, Ill.         29:44

Launched in 1990, the Chicago Kids Triathlon is the country’s largest kids triathlon in the country. The event takes place at Montrose Avenue Beach and provides outstanding views of the city and waterfront. The triathlon includes a 375-meter swim, 10-kilometer bike and 2.5-kilometer run and is part of a weekend-long series of events leading up to the Life Time Tri Chicago on August 26.

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