From left: Anya Nelson, Winter Vinecki and Malia Nelson.
September 26, 2012
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Woodward North fourth-grader Malia Nelson competed in the IronKids Triathlon in Alpharetta on Sept. 16 with more than 1,500 children.
Nelson placed seventh overall in the 9-year-old girls' category. As a top-10 finisher, Nelson qualified to compete in the 2013 IronKids National Championship and had a chance to meet one of her idols, Winter Vinecki, who started a nonprofit organization to support prostate cancer research in memory of her father.