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Children take off in first ever Safe Kids triathlon

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Children ages 9 to 14 were running, biking and swimming early Saturday morning near the Chatham Aquatic Center in Savannah.

It was part of the first Safe Kids youth triathlon, an event created to encourage youngsters to live a healthy lifestyle.

"I think the kids are having a blast," said David Lawrence. "They are learning to be safe while doing it. it is great to get them out here and active."

 "It was awesome," said Faith Daniels. "It was hard and fun but I enjoyed it a lot."

Nearly 80 children participated in this year's event. Safe Kids Savannah, the aquatic center and the Chatham County Health Department hope to host this event again next year.

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