Bella and Marleigh Howes, whose mother Cora Lee Starzomski is a former Bermuda national triathlon champion, both performed well this past weekend in the Barrie “Kids of Steel” Triathlon in Ontario, Canada.

Both are at the younger age in their age groups. Bella took an impressive 2nd out of 34 girls in the 12-13 age group finishing the  300m swim, 10km bike and 3km run in 39 min 29 secs just 7 seconds behind the winner with Marleigh finishing 6th out of 42 in the Under 10-11 girls.

Bella held a good lead going into the run but was caught by Emily Cescon who ran a very quick 14:08 for the 3km run, easily the fastest run time of the day, to finish in 39:22.

Marleigh finished the 200m swim, 5km bike and 2km run in 28:07 after a solid all round performance.

For full results go to and select Barrie Triathlon and the appropriate age group.

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