Bailey Matthews is a champion. The eight-year-old from Doncaster in the north of England has won hearts around the globe, displaying strength and determination as he finished the Castle Howard Triathlon despite having cerebral palsy.
Participating with his father supporting along the way, Bailey used a customised walking frame, completing the 100 metre swim, 4km cycle and 1.3km run at the event in North Yorkshire.
Born nine weeks premature, Bailey was diagnosed his condition at 18 months old. Bailey’s mother told the Yorkshire Post, "He has always struggled with getting dressed, things that parents of other children take for granted, he does struggle with, just every day things are more difficult for him, but he never lets it bother him. He doesn’t see himself as different to anyone else."