NC host one of US’s largest youth triathlons

News 14 Carolina’s Carly Swanson came out to our 7th Annual Swim for Smiles Youth Triathlon this past weekend, Sept. 8, 2013.

Her original story appears here.

NC hosts one of US’s largest youth triathlons

By: Carly Swanson

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.–In a triathlon, whether you like the swimming part, biking, running or free ice cream at the end, there is one thing about the Swim for Smiles youth triathlon that no one is on the fence about.

The 7th annual Swim for Smiles triathlon made waves in North Carolina on Sunday and it is one of the largest youth triathlons in the United States.

This event is also something Swim for Smiles foundation co-founder Gary Kayye said “is going to be one of those days the swimmers will remember for the rest of their lives.”

Kayye started the event as a way to give back to the N.C. Children’s Hospital, after his daughter battled a serious illness. She and the event are doing well today.

The triathlon the first kids only race in North Carolina and gives youth a chance, even if they are not able to swim, bike or run.

“I love seeing the kids getting involved in the sport and at the same time helping the kids at the children’s hospital,” Kayye said.

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