Shared birth date triples success

By Andrew Bonallack editorial@age.co.nz -
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Fleur Booth, left, Khalid Mason and Kit Oliver finished second equal, first and second equal. The three were born on the same day, March 16, 2010. PHOTO/ANDREW BONNALACK
Fleur Booth, left, Khalid Mason and Kit Oliver finished second equal, first and second equal. The three were born on the same day, March 16, 2010. PHOTO/ANDREW BONNALACK

There's something about March 16, 2010 that brings three children together.

Fleur Booth, Khalid Mason and Kit Oliver were the first three 5-year-olds over the line for their age category in the first of the Breadcraft Kids Triathlon series 2016 last Monday at Wairarapa College.

The three were also born on the same date five years ago.

Khalid was first home in the race, beating second-equal Fleur and Kit by 16 seconds.

Khalid's mother Sara said the three had been in Hadlow preschool together but had gone to separate schools after that.

Despite the shared birthdays, they have never had a joint party.

"We just thought it was a funny coincidence, first, second and third with the same birthdate."

At yesterday's triathlon -- the second in the series -- the two boys were keen for another go. However, Fleur was less enthusiastic with a "no" when asked if she enjoyed triathlons.

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