Conner and Cayden Win Sports Illustrated Kids SportsKid of the Year!

conner and cayden long sportkid of the year

On Good Morning America today, we were proud to announce that this year's Sports Illustrated Kids SportsKid of the Year is actually two kids, brothers Conner and Cayden Long of White House, TN.

Their inspiring story of brotherly love stems from a desire to compete side-by-side in sports, even though Cayden was born with cerebral palsy and cannot talk or walk on his own. Since 2011, the Long brothers have competed in more than a dozen triathlons. Conner pushes Cayden in a stroller during the run portion, pulls Cayden in a raft in the swim, and pulls him in a trailer during the bike race.

Conner and Cayden will be on the cover of our December issue, where you'll be able to read more about their remarkable story. But you can get to know them now by watching this video:

Photo courtesy of Fred Lee/ABC

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Sweeeeeet Dude


Cool Story bro tell it again.





This is so cool that is the definition of loyalty.

I want to say that I loved the video and you guys totally deserved it! Congratulations to Cayden and Conner!! Keep up the good work and good luck on your next race!-P.S.- You made my mother cry

Congrats to connor and cayden!! Great story


Great job guys you deserved it.

Congrats!!! You guys by far won that!! Your story is inspiring to everyone who watched this!! Good luck at your next race!!!!!

@SuperGamer32 and SportScout... Connor pulls Cayden on a raft for the swim... ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! Not easy to do a sprint swim for one person, completely in AWE that Conner pulls his brother (I've done my share of sprint Tri's)

congragulations conner & cayden you guys are very inspiring


wow amazing! you guys are very inspiring! congrats!

That is SOOO nice, guys. 1,000 Congrats to Conner and Cayden

Very touching story! Its amazing that they would do that together!!

Wow! Very inspiring story! Congratulations to Conner and Cayden! You guys deserve it!

P.S. How do they swim with a kid who can't walk?

Dude, that's because 1, he is on a raft, and 2, he has a little "floater."

Yeah How Did they swim?

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