If you are sitting on the couch in front of the TV, you might want to go pretend to get ready for a run before you read this one. Ben Baltz, 11 and Connor Long, 9 are two inspirational triathletes that are showing everyone that nothing is impossible and that I really need to get off the couch and go for a run.
That’s right, Ben Baltz is an 11 year old cancer survivor! That’s no enough you say? He also had his right leg amputated. Still not enough? Well Ben doesn’t think so either that is why he has taken to competing in triathlons! This kid is amazing, but that’s not all…
Connor Long is a 9 year old triathlete! He is not a cancer survivor and he has full function of both his legs. So what makes this 9 year old so amazing? Well Connor has a brother with Cerebral Palsy. To help his brother feel more normal, Connor takes his brother along with him during his triathlons.
This 9 year old drags a raft behind him during the swim, pulls him in a wagon during the cycle and pushes him in the wagon during the run. Okay I think that’s a tear! Verdict? Guts!