By Justin Ove
A pair of Atlanta brothers have been training for the upcoming Ironman Florida race in Panama City for almost a year, but what makes them special is their commitment to one another and their determination to not let cerebral palsy get in the way of their goals.
Kyle Pease was born with CP, but he never wanted his condition to keep him from getting involved in athletic activities, WSB-TV reports. Kyle and his brother Brent set their sights on Ironman competitions, which combine a 2.4 mile swim, a 121 mile bike ride, and a full marathon into one event. Competitors have only 17 hours to finish the race.
The brothers became the first assisted pair of brothers in history to complete the grueling triathlon at a 2013 competition in Wisconsin, with a finish time of just over 15 hours. Brent pushed Kyle’s specially-designed wheelchair during the marathon, dragged him on an inflatable raft during the swim, and pedaled a special bicycle to accommodate them both during the cycling portion.
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