Lennox Crowe with the two Rubix Cubes he solved on the run. Photo: Sara Hollyman.

Kiwi kid solves puzzles on the run


Thirteen-year-old Lennox Crowe decided that the Weetbix Kids TRYathlon at Tahunanui wasn’t quite hard enough for him.

So, as well as completing the swim, cycle and run parts of the race, he also took it a step further by solving two Rubix Cubes on the final sprint to the finish line..

“I really like being nerdy but I also like sports as welI, so I thought this would be a fun way to combine the two.”

Lennox was one of nearly 2000 young people who participated in the event on Sunday. As the Marlborough Boys’ College pupil ran past the Witherlea School Tent, 150m from the finish line, he was handed two unsolved Rubix Cubes. In the next 60 seconds he had crossed the finish line with them both completely solved.

Lennox solved one Rubix Cube during the event last year. This time he doubled the challenge. He says he loves logic puzzles and in two days he learnt how to solve a Rubix in between 25 and 30 seconds from watching YouTube videos.

He is planning to be back again next year but is not sure if he will attempt to solve three cubes or maybe do something else.