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Watch This 8-Year-Old Boy With Cerebral Palsy Have an Epic Finish Line Moment

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As 8-year-old neared the end of the race, he heard the raucous cheers from the crowd of supporters surrounding him. Then, just yards from the finish line, he pushed his walking frame away and, despite falling and having to get back up again, finished the race unaided.

Bailey, who has cerebral palsy, completed the Castle Howard Triathlon in North Yorkshire, England, on July 26, The Yorkshire Post reported. The event included a 100-meter lake swim, 4,000-meter bike ride and 1,300-meter run — no easy feat for any child.

Bailey has always been very determined. If he wants to do something he will find a way to do it, even if it is not the conventional way,” Bailey’s mother, Julie, told The Yorkshire Post. “We have always tried to make sure that if there is something he wants to do, there is no such word as ‘can’t.’”

Although Bailey was the last one to finish the race, hundreds of fans and spectators waited around to cheer him on towards the finish line. His family was deeply touched by the support of everyone in attendance.

Watch Bailey finish the race in the video below:


Originally published: July 28, 2015
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