WATCH: Inspirational Boy With Cerebral Palsy Finishes Triathlon Without His Walker
News| | By Jason Owen
It doesn’t get much more inspiring than this story of Bailey Matthews, a triathlon winner with cerebral palsy. Matthews has been dealing with cerebral palsy his entire life, and it’s made him a very courageous young man.
Bailey was competing in the Castle Howard Triathlon in North Yorkshire, England. The enduring race consists of a 100-meter lake swim, a 4,000-meter bike ride, and a 1,300-meter run. Matthews, like others, finished the race, but what happened at the end makes this a truly amazing story.
With the finish line in sight, Matthews set aside his walker. For the last 20 meters, he finished the race on his own.
Check out the incredible video below, as the crowd comes to the sidelines to cheer young Matthews on.
His mom, Julie Hardcastle, told The Yorkshire Post, “You can see his little face when he came round and saw everyone, that was his way of finishing in style and showing everyone what he could do. It was the response from the crowd that pushed him to do that.”
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