Lomu to cheer on kids

Last updated 13:00 06/02/2014
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Sports stars Jonah Lomu, Cameron Brown and Phill Jones will be at the Nelson Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids Tryathlon.

Weet-Bix Kids Tryathlon ambassador and former All Black Jonah Lomu will join 10-time New Zealand Ironman champion Cameron Brown and Nelson Giant Phill Jones.

The event will be held at Tahunanui Park, on March 16, with entries now open for children aged seven to 15 years.

Sanitarium general manager Pierre van Heerden said: "We are thrilled to have Jonah Lomu, Cameron Brown and Phill Jones onboard for the Nelson event.

"Their 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 them cheer them on."

Every child who participates receives a race pack, a race T-shirt, a swim cap for all swimmers, a certificate and a medal. Kids can enter as individuals or in a team of two.

Registrations for the swim-bike-run event and nominations for the Weet-Bix Foundation can be completed online at try.weetbix.co.nz or phone 09 531 5080. The deadline for registrations is March 12.

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- The Nelson Mail

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