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Inspiring Youngster To Launch Triathlon For Disabled Children

  • By Triathlete.com
  • Published Feb 18, 2016

Last year Bailey Matthews captured the world’s hearts when he crossed the finish line of his first triathlon.

This year the schoolboy from Doncaster, England, who has cerebral palsy, is in training once again – as he prepares to launch his own family triathlon, which will raise money to buy equipment to for other disabled school children to enjoy sport.

Speaking on Good Morning Britain, the 9-year-old explained that the event would only be a short distance, allowing anyone to take part as long as they are accompanied by an adult. “It gives people to the opportunity who are not confident enough but they want to do a triathlon,” said Matthews.

Bailey’s dad Jonathan was with him when he took part in the Castle Howard triathlon lat July. He said he never expected the publicity the family have received.

Read more: Itv.com

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