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Records and Raiders as juniors have a go

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Lee Gaskin

Zoe Welch, 10, at the AIS. Click for more photos

Canberra TRYathlon

Almost 1200 children took part in the Canberra Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon at the AIS. Photo: Jay Cronan

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.

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