ATLANTA - Two Atlanta men will become the first team of assisted brothers to complete the 140.6-mile Ironman in Panama City, Fla.
Channel 2’s Craig Lucie met with the Pease brothers Tuesday afternoon ahead of their trip south and saw firsthand why they’re an inspiration to hundreds in this community.
“We like to compete and do these things,” said Brent Pease.
Kyle Pease was born with cerebral palsy, and he always felt like he should be able to participate in sports just like everyone else.
The Pease brothers pursued triathlons and completed their first Ironman in Madison, Wisconsin, with a time of 15:09:24.
“We are very proud of that. We are the first assisted brothers to do an Ironman,” said Kyle Pease.
But these brothers are just starting. They’ve been training for more than 10 months for this weekend’s Ironman Florida.
“Saturday was (a) 101 mile ride for me, and Kyle did 65 of it. Sunday we did 25 miles on the bike and a 15-mile run so Kyle logged 100 miles, and I just did south of 150 miles,” said Brent Pease.
Both of them started The Kyle Pease Foundation which aims to raise awareness and help people with disabilities.
“It’s a motivator for what has become our mission with the foundation and to grow that and get more athletes involved and have people know that there is so much they can do without placing a limit,” said Brent Pease.
The Pease brothers have no limit, and Kyle wanted to share these words for you with Saturday quickly approaching.
“We’ll see you at the finish line!” said Kyle Pease.
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