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Valerie Adams To Attend Hamilton Kids Tryathlon

Valerie Adams To Attend Hamilton Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids Tryathlon

Adams joins ambassadors Sarah Walker, Alison Shanks, Pero Cameron and Aaron Barclay

Weet-Bix kids are in for a treat with shot put superstar Valerie Adams and New Zealand triathlete and Youth Olympics gold medallist Aaron Barclay confirmed as late additions to the Hamilton Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon on 9th February, 2014.

Barclay and two-time Olympic gold medallist Valerie Adams will be joining Olympic silver medallist and BMX rider Sarah Walker; two-time world champion and Commonwealth Games gold medallist and cyclist Alison Shanks; and Commonwealth Games silver medallist and former New Zealand basketballer Pero Cameron.

The Hamilton event will be held at Waikato University Grounds on 9 February, 2014 with entries now open for children aged between seven-15-years.

Pierre van Heerden, General Manager for Sanitarium Health and Wellbeing Company is thrilled so many sporting stars will be at the Hamilton TRYathlon.

“We are thrilled Valerie Adams has joined our superstar line up for the Hamilton TRYathlon. Adams determination and grit in all endeavours epitomises the Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon spirit and we know our young athletes of the future will be excited to see her and the other Kiwi sporting celebrities cheering them on,” he says.

“It’s also fantastic to have Aaron Barclay onboard. He’s a great example of what the event can lead to, with his love of triathlons starting in 2002 after he took part in a Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon himself.”

The events, which have become a rite of passage for New Zealand children, inspire children to get active and have fun with friends. Children of all abilities can compete in the Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon and everyone who participates crosses the line as a winner and receives a medal.

Every child who participates in a Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon receives a race pack, a race T-shirt, a swim cap for all swimmers, a certificate and a medal.

Breakfast is also available to all kids participating so they can fuel up on Weet-Bix before the event.

Entry numbers for the Hamilton Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon are limited, so schools and individuals who want to be involved should get in quick to secure their place. Kids can enter as individuals or in a team of two.

Registrations for the swim-bike-run event and nominations for Weet-Bix Foundation can be completed online or phone 09 531 5080.

The deadline for registrations for the Hamilton event is 5 February 2014, at 11:59pm.

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