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First Triathlon Held at U-Maine 

More than 150 young athletes showed up for the first-ever Cub Tracks Triathlon at U-Maine Sunday.The triathlon is hosted by Eastern Maine Medical Center for kids ages seven to thirteen.Organizers hope it becomes an annual event.They started the triathlon with a swim in the university pool, then took to bike trails behind the school, and finished up with a run and walk.A special attendee was gold medal winning olympic swimmer Ian Crocker.He says he loves to meet young athletes in his home state and get them excited about sports.Organizers say the triathlon is the first one for kids in this area, and they look forward to it becoming a yearly tradition. “I think this is extremely important because with all of our health care issues here in the united states that we’re trying to resolve, right now I think one of the most important things to teach is getting kids active at a young age,” Said Crocker, Sunday. “We had a lofty goal of 100 and at one point I didn’t think we were quite going to get to one hundred, but this past week we far exceeded our goal, with over 150 athletes,” Said Lisa Trimper, from EMMC.Ian Crocker says he saw some very promising young swimmers out there Sunday.Organizers say the triathlon is the first one for kids in this area, and they look forward to it becoming a yearly tradition.