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This 8-Year-Old With Cerebral Palsy Completing His First Triathlon Is Truly Inspiring

Incredible is an understatement, tbh.

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A video of 8 year-old Bailey Matthews from Doncaster, England, completing his first triathlon has been shared over 230,000 times since it was uploaded to Facebook at the weekend.

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Bailey, who has cerebral palsy, completed a 100 metre lake swim, a 4,000 metre bike ride, and a 1,300 metre run as part of the Castle Howard Triathlon in North Yorkshire. But it was the last 20 metres of the race where this little champion really made his mark.

According to theYorkshire Post, hundreds of people stayed behind to watch Bailey finish the race, clapping and roaring their encouragement as he stepped away from his walking frame to get over the finish line unaided.

“You can see his little face when he came round and saw everyone," Bailey's mum, Julie Hardcastle, told the Yorkshire Post. "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.”


Bailey, you're incredible and an inspiration. :)