Maya Pratt Freedman, 10, and Bella Otterson, 9, competed in the Fearless Triathlon on Oct. 30 at Fiesta Island.
The event was a Super Sprint, with a 250-meter swim leg, a 5-mile bike split and a 2-mile run. Maya placed second in the 12- to 15-year-old age group while Bella was recognized as the event’s youngest competitor.
The event started during a misty rain that turned into a full-on downpour by the time the girls hit the bike split. In spite of the elements, the girls persevered with the encouragement of a pre-race conversation with Chris “Macca” McCormick, two-time IronMan World Champion.