Monday, January 14, 2013


Let's start the week off on a positive note.

The Sports Illustrated Sportskids of the year are two brothers, Conner and Cayden Long who compete together in triathalons. They don't win because they do things a little differently and have a more difficult road. Cayden has cerebral palsy so Conner pulls his brother in a bike trailer or pushes him in a stroller. These two are the very definition of sportsmen and deserve this award.

 Watch the video by clilcking the link below. And listen to Conner. He is a very wise young man.


CONNER and CAYDEN LONG are the 2012 SportsKids of the Year

Seven-year-old Cayden is unable to walk or talk on his own, but his nine-year-old brother Conner had an idea that would allow them to participate in sports together. A year and a half ago, they began competing in triathlons together. Conner swims while pulling Cayden in a raft, bikes with his little brother towed behind him in a trailer, and pushes that trailer when they run.
Over the past 18 months, the pair from White House, Tennessee, traveled up and down the East coast to compete in races. Seeing the brothers working together has inspired onlookers, while bringing Conner and Cayden closer than ever. Their amazing determination and spirit is why the Long brothers are the 2012 Sports Illustrated Kids SportsKids of the Year.

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