The London Triathlon have today announced a children’s aquathlon (combination swim and run) will kick off the event weekend at London Docklands, on Saturday 8th August.


Organised by London Triathlon and mi sport, 2015 marks the first time a children’s aquathlon will be hosted at the world’s largest triathlon. The event consists of an open water swim leg in the Royal Victoria Docks, followed by a running leg along the Docklands. The kids will experience the same excitement as the 13,000 adult triathletes and will cross the same finish line inside the ExCeL centre. 

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The distances are broken down into the following age categories:
9-10 years: 100m swim/800m run
11-13 years: 200m swim/1600m run
14-16 years: 300m swim/2400m run

Offering the opportunity for children of all ages to get active at the London Triathlon, in addition to the aquathlon, children aged 4-14 will  be able to enter a duathlon – a run-bike-run event, of varying distances. For under-4s there’s a scootathlon which combines a little bit of running with ‘cycling’ on a no-pedal bike or scooter.