Children help on the journey to Rio

Youngsters at Corby who took part in TaTa’s Kids of Steel triathlon helped clock up vital metres in the event’s bid to cover the same distance as the Olympic torch’s journey from London to Rio de Janeiro.

A total of 8,297 children in the UK took part in the event and Corby pupils added 971,280 metres to the 9,683,140 total at their event in September.