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Local children take part in triathlon at MIT

CAMBRIDGE — Nearly 900 children donned goggles, helmets, and sneakers to compete in the second annual New England Kids Triathlon at MIT’s Johnson Athletic Center on Sunday, demonstrating that even 5- and 6-year-olds can compete in the sport often reserved for the most extreme athletes.

“You were already on your bike when I was swimming, and then you were running,” Josephine Lee, 6, exclaimed to her sister Genevieve, 5.

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