The kids-only version of Ironman – Ironkids – is headed back to Penrith next weekend with hundreds of children taking part.
One dedicated Ironkid, who is making his return to the Sydney International Regatta Centre course, is nine-year-old Brody Hull.
The Cranebrook resident will compete in his second Ironkids event when competition gets underway in Penrith next Saturday.
Brody will compete in the 7-10 years age category where he’ll battle it out against other kids in a 100m swim before cycling for 1km and finishing off with a 500m run.
Speaking with the Weekender, the Year 4 Samuel Terry Primary School student said he couldn’t wait to hit the local track again.
“It’s just a fun event to be a part of. I enjoy riding and running the best while I’m not a fan of swimming as much,” Brody said.
“I’m looking forward to doing it again and improving on last year.”
A sporting all-rounder, young Brody first competed in triathlons a number of years ago.
Since then, he’s joined the Panthers Tri Club and even has his own personal trainer.
Nathan Taylor is the Weekender’s Deputy Editor and Senior Sports Writer. He also compiles the weekly Chatter on the Box TV column. Nathan is an award-winning journalist, who has worked at the Weekender for nearly a decade.