Left: McCoy ran two kilometers during the competition. Right: McCoy won a silver medal with a score of 28.01. There were 12 athletes in his age group.

Rimbey athlete brings home silver from Ponoka triathlon

An 11-year-old Rimbey athlete brought home a silver medal after competing in a triathlon held in Ponoka last Sunday.

An 11-year-old Rimbey athlete brought home a silver medal after competing in a triathlon held in Ponoka last Sunday.

McCoy Groves swam, biked and ran his way to a second place finish in the triathlon, finishing with a time of 28.01, just seconds ahead of the third place winner.

Groves said competing in the triathlon was fun and he would certainly do it again,

“I had so much fun doing it,” he said. “It was great.”

Groves swam four lengths of the pool, biked three kilometers and ran two kilometers during the competition.

The Grade 5 student at Rimbey Elementary School plays hockey and soccer and has been at the swimming pool almost every day since it opened.

Groves loves sports and was pleased to have the opportunity to compete in the triathlon.

“It was the first time I had competed in a triathlon, but I felt confident. I just knew I would do really good.”

He said he is quite sure his younger brother Garrett will compete next year as well.