Zoe Welch, 10, at the AIS after finishing the Canberra Kids TRYathlon. Click for more photos

Canberra TRYathlon

Zoe Welch, 10, at the AIS after finishing the Canberra Kids TRYathlon. Photo: Jay Cronan

  • Zoe Welch, 10, at the AIS after finishing the Canberra Kids TRYathlon.
  • Shaun Hohnke, 7, at the AIS.
  • Tyler Ryan, 9, at the Canberra TRYathlon held at the AIS.
  • Raiders player Joel Edwards awards kids their medals at the Kids TRYathlon at the AIS.
  • Amelie Allen, 10, finishes her race before receiving a medal from Raiders player Joel Edwards at the Kids TRYathlon held at the AIS.
  • Taylah McCluskey receives a medal for finishing the Kids TRYathlon from Raiders player Joel Edwards at the AIS.
  • Nicholas Colquhun with Raiders player Dane Tilse at at the AIS.
  • Erek Lukowski, 11, at the Canberra Kids TRYathlon bungee challenge.

More than 1150 Canberra juniors showcased their all-round skills as the Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon took another step to becoming the largest under-16 triathlon series in the world.

A record number for the annual ACT leg of the event turned out to swim, ride and run their way into the history books at the AIS on Sunday.

Canberra Raiders players, including prop Dane Tilse and new recruit Joel Edwards, handed out gold medals to the competitors aged seven to 15 when they crossed the finish line.

The Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon includes 11 events held across the country from January to May, with an estimated 17,500 young athletes taking part this year.