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January 16, 2013 12:03 PM   Subscribe

Conner and Cayden Long, 9 and 7 year old triathletes from White House, TN, are Sports Illustrated's 2012 SportsKids of the Year.. They are Team Long Brothers.
posted by roomthreeseventeen (10 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
I ... I think they won the tearathalon already.
posted by chavenet at 12:20 PM on January 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


Why does the Sports Illustrated writer seem to assume that Cayden will want to be pulled behind a bike in a cart when he is a grown man?
posted by Nomyte at 12:54 PM on January 16, 2013


Tears!
posted by thecjm at 12:55 PM on January 16, 2013


Why does the Sports Illustrated writer seem to assume that Cayden will want to be pulled behind a bike in a cart when he is a grown man?

I don't think the writer is assuming that. I think Conner is assuming his brother will still want to be his teammate. For a nine year old (I guess he's eight in this video), he's an amazingly bright and well spoken kid. I'm pretty sure if he thought his brother wasn't having fun, that would be the end of it.
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 1:00 PM on January 16, 2013


A wonderful video. Thanks for sharing it.
posted by Fraxas at 1:38 PM on January 16, 2013


Sometimes things like this, even from SI, are not just glossy "feel good" stories, but stories that genuinely make you feel good.
posted by cacofonie at 1:39 PM on January 16, 2013


Wonderful story, wonderful kids.
posted by carter at 3:42 PM on January 16, 2013


I don't know about this, I find it kind of...condescending? The 7 year old is not an athlete in any way at all, he just has a bloody amazing brother.
posted by jacalata at 4:44 PM on January 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


These kids are great, but this is still Team Long Brothers for me.
posted by Vectorcon Systems at 6:21 PM on January 16, 2013


Thanks for this, roomthreeseventeen - I love those kids - so glad I watched this!
posted by madamjujujive at 7:58 PM on January 16, 2013


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