Konkin class of Kids of Steel triathlon

Jackson Konkin swam, biked, and ran his way to top spot at Penticton’s Kids of Steel Triathlon on Saturday.

Jackson Konkin won gold again in his age group at the Kids of Steel Triathlon in Penticton on the weekend.

Coming off a victory at the Pharmasave Christina Lake Sprint Triathlon last month in the 13-18 age group, the 13-year-old tri-athlete made it two in a row Saturday finishing the swim, bike, and run in 35 minutes and 17 seconds total.

“This race was the hardest one I have ever done but it was still really fun,” said Konkin.

The Trail native dominated every aspect of the race, comprised of a 300-metre swim, 10-km bike, and 2.4 km run. He clocked the fastest times among his competitors in each leg of the race, finishing almost two-minutes ahead of runner up Tate Haugan from Charlie Lake.

Konkin completed the swim portion in 4:26, the bike in 17:03 – while averaging over 35 kilometers-per-hour –  and run in 11:39.

“After the race, Simon Whitfield’s coach Lance Watson gave me some great running tips so hopefully I can be faster next time,” he added.

Konkin is a member of the Greater Trail Swim Club (GTSC) which is the competitive division of the Trail Winter Swim Club (TWSC) with his main focus toward triathlon training.

For more information on joining the TWSC (competitive, triathlete or masters) divisions email trailwsc@gmail.com.