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Impressive displays by Howes sisters

Strong performance: Bella Howes

Bella and Marleigh Howes, whose mother Cora Lee Starzomski is a former Bermuda national triathlon champion, were in impressive form at the Barrie “Kids of Steel” Triathlon in Ontario, Canada, last weekend.

Bella came second out of 34 in the 12-13 girls’ age group, finishing the 300 metres swim, 10km bike and 3km run in 39min 29secs — just seven seconds behind the winner, with Marleigh finishing sixth out of 42 in the under 10-11 girls.

Leading going into the run, Bella was caught by Emily Cescon, who ran a very quick 14:08 for the 3km run, easily the fastest of the day, to finish in 39:22.

Marleigh finished the 200 metres swim, 5km bike and 2km run in 28:07.