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Title: Extraordinary Triathlon Stories Every (Tri)Athlete Must Read!


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Extraordinary Triathlon Stories Every
(Tri)Athlete Must Read!
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Some people want it to happen, some wish it
would happen, and others make it
happen.
Michael Jordan
This post is about people who, in Michael
Jordans words, make it happen. It is about
people who overcome extraordinary odds to achieve
extraordinary things. It is about ordinary men,
women, and children with extraordinary stories
stories that every triathlete must know and draw
inspiration from.
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Noah Aldrich, Brother, Triathlete
Noahs is a story that will tug at your
heartstrings and leave you teary-eyed. His is as
much an inspiring triathlon story as it is a
story of brotherly love.   When 8-year-old Noah
Aldrich decided to participate in the Y-Not Mini
Triathlon in Boise, Idaho, it was to help his
little brother Lucas with special needs
experience what it is like to live a full,
normal life.  
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While there are abundant stories of parents
helping their children with special needs compete
in athletic events, seldom do you come across
8-year-olds with as much sensitivity, maturity,
and love in their hearts as Noah displayed for
his brother that day.   Born with a rare genetic
condition, Lucas is unable to walk, talk or eat
his own food. During the event, Noah pushed Lucas
in a jogging stroller for the course's 1-mile
run, pulled the stroller behind his bike for the
3-mile ride and made the 200-meter swim with a
harness around his chest that was attached to a
raft holding his brother.   "He most of the time
doesn't get what I get to do. Like when I play
sports, he has to just watch. I just wanted to
finish with Lucas, said Noah.
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Bailey Matthews, Boy Wonder
In one afternoon, Bailey Matthews proved to the
world that he may have cerebral palsy, but
cerebral palsy does not have him. The 8-year-old
boy overcame debilitating odds to not just
compete in a grueling triathlon event, but finish
it unaided, bringing the crowd to tears.   An
emotional crowd cheered him on as he completed
the 100 meter swim, 4km bike ride, and 1.3km run,
casting aside his specially-adapted walking frame
to finish the last 20 meters of the race unaided
at the Castle Howard Triathlon in North
Yorkshire.
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Diagnosed with cerebral palsy at 18 months,
Bailey became interested in taking on a triathlon
when his dad, Jonathan Matthews, started pushing
him around a 5-km course at a weekly park run
event. Jonathan then adapted a walking frame to
allow Bailey to get round the course himself.
Soon after, Bailey expressed his wish to take on
a triathlon and began training on a special bike
and swimming in a lake.   "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," says his mother, Julie
Hardcastle.   That afternoon, as the crowd
cheered and waited for Bailey to cross the finish
line, even though he was the last one to do it,
the little boy gave a whole new meaning to the
phrase There are no losers in life, just the
last winners.   These are just a small sampling
of extraordinary stories about ordinary people
who had the grit, passion and determination to
achieve the impossible. Were sure each
triathlete has a story of their own. Just
Wetsuits is proud to be able to deliver high
quality triathlon wetsuits and other triathlon
gear to all you triathletes out there who are
scripting remarkable stories each day.
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