Boy With Cerebral Palsy Inspires in Triathlon Finish

Bailey Matthews was determined to finish without his walker
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 1, 2015 1:30 PM CDT

His name is Bailey Matthews. He's an 8-year-old boy in UK who has cerebral palsy, and images of him completing a triathlon have gone viral, reports CBS News and Bailey ditched his walker near the finish line and got there on his own, despite falling twice. The Doncaster boy finished a 100-meter swim, a 4,000-meter bike ride, and a 1,300-meter run. "Bailey has always been very determined," his mom explains. "If he wants to do something he will find a way to do it, even if it is not the conventional way." (More uplifting news stories.)

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