This is about my third year photographing the Bartlett Kids’ Triathlon for the Bartlett Recreation Center. These young athletes swim, bike, and run as hard and as fast as they can to take home the first place medal. Their ages range from 7 years through senior in high school and they compete in their own age groups.
Bartlett High School and Bolton High School track teams help with the event each year. I’m always moved at the sight of these high school students running with the last participant to the finish line encouraging the runner toward the finish line. They never let a runner finish alone. The photo that stood out to me this year was the dad running with his young son and the track team running behind them.
Next is the Small Fry Tri later in August and I can’t wait to watch these little bitty ones compete in their triathlon.
Last month I had the opportunity to photograph some wonderful future Olympians at the Batlett Kids’ Triathlon. What made it even more fun was two of the participants were young friends of mine who both finished in first place in their own age group. Afterwards, their mother asked me to print a book capturing their moments to victory.