On Assignment | RocketKidz Triathlon | 225 Magazine

Falconteer Kate Cook swims with Alexandra Minvielle, 5, as Falconteer Allison Yates cheers them on during the swimming portion of the RocketKidz Triathlon on Sunday, July 31, 2011, at LSU. Volunteers, called Falconteers with FitBird Falcons supported paratriathletes through the race. Children ranging in age from 6 to 14 competed in the three-event race. (Erin Parker)

Falconteer Kate Cook swims with Alexandra Minvielle, 5, as Falconteer Allison Yates cheers them on during the swimming portion of the RocketKidz Triathlon on Sunday, July 31, 2011, at LSU. Volunteers, called Falconteers with FitBird Falcons supported paratriathletes through the race. Children ranging in age from 6 to 14 competed in the three-event race. (Photo by Erin Parker / 225 Magazine)

For whatever reason, I have photographed a lot of triathlons.

This summer offered another triathlon to document, but this one was a little different. The RocketKidz Triathlon in Baton Rouge offered children the chance to compete and excel in a sprint. And excel they did!

I was blown away seeing all the competitors transitioning from event to event, and I was especially awed when I saw the paratriathletes pushing forward and flying through each event.

I left the triathlon beyond thrilled with the images I made during the day and feeling inspired to try a tri, as well. Maybe some time in the near future…

Celeste Stewart, 10, rolls her bike to the rack in the transition area after completing the 2-mile bike ride  the RocketKidz Triathlon on Sunday, July 31, 2011, at LSU. Children ranging in age from 6 to 14 competed in the three-event race. (Erin Parker)

Celeste Stewart, 10, rolls her bike to the rack in the transition area after completing the 2-mile bike ride the RocketKidz Triathlon on Sunday, July 31, 2011, at LSU. Children ranging in age from 6 to 14 competed in the three-event race. (Photo by Erin Parker / 225 Magazine)

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