While most sports enthusiasts out there may not equate those with physical disabilities as athletically gifted and elite, one boy from Worksop, England changed the minds of many and inspired them in the process last weekend.
8-year-old Bailey Matthews is a budding young triathlete with a twist. He suffers from cerebral palsy, a neurological condition that affects muscle co-ordination and balance, making it much more difficult to perform some of life’s most routine daily tasks.
Although Matthews struggles to dress himself without assistance, he completed the Castle Howard Triathlon on Saturday, a grueling event that included a 100-metre lake swim, a four kilometre bike ride and a 1,300 metre run. Bailey used an adapted bike and walker to complete the race in spite of distance, terrain and disability. On top of all that, Matthews left the walker behind, crossing the finish line unassisted, making his parents Jonathan and Julia proud, inspiring those in attendance and becoming a socialRead More »from Eight-year-old with cerebral palsy inspires at triathlon