The recent youtube video featuring Kyle and Brent Pease was created to the tune of “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother.” There may not be a tune ever written more fitting to summarize the real-life relationship of athletes, Brent and Kyle Pease.
For those who have never heard of the Pease Brothers, Brent and Kyle are brothers from Atlanta Georgia who compete in athletic competitions despite the fact that Kyle is relegated to a wheelchair, the result of Cerebral Palsy at birth. Brent, his older brother, pushes, pedals and paddles Kyle in road races and triathlons to encourage those that anything is possible.
Through their foundation, The Kyle Pease Foundation, they create awareness and raise funds to promote success for persons with disabilities by providing assistance to meet their individual needs through sports. Programs may include scholarship opportunities, purchasing of medical equipment or adaptive sports equipment for others.
On September 8, 2013, Brent and Kyle will make Pease history as they try to have the words Ironman etched next to their names. 140.6 miles through Madison, Wisconsin…2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, and 26.2 mile run. Their goal is to break 17 hours and though Brent and Kyle are hoping for a time between 14 and 16 hours…anything this side of 16:59:59 is good enough. That one second is the second that differentiates an Ironmen from a couple of guys who competed to become Ironmen.
Our coach, Matthew Rose with Dynamo Multisport tells us to visualize the shoot. That is the golden carrot hanging just in front of Kyle that will motivate and inspire him and subsequently inspire Brent to the finish line. People who see what they are about to accomplish will believe that anything is possible. Now it’s off to Wisconsin to take on the 140.6!