Bailey Matthews

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Bailey Matthews
ResidenceDoncaster, South Yorkshire, England
Known forSporting achievements
  • Pride of Britain Award (2015)
  • Helen Rollason Award (2015)
  • Bassetlaw Community Award Special Award (2015)
  • Yorkshire Awards (2015)
  • Yorkshire Young Achievers Awards (2015)
  • Redlands Outstanding Achievement Award (2018)

Bailey Matthews (born 2006) is a British schoolboy, from Worksop, who has won awards for his sporting achievements in the face of his cerebral palsy. These include completing his first junior triathlon (a 100 m (110 yd) swim, then a 4 km (2.5 mi) bike ride, ending with a 1.3 km (0.81 mi) run), at Castle Howard in July 2015, after throwing away his walking frame to complete the last 18 metres (20 yd) of the final section on his own, despite stumbling twice.[1] A video of the moment, captured by a spectator, went viral, being viewed more than 27 million times on Facebook.[2][3]

Bailey Matthews received a Pride of Britain Award and numerous other awards,[2] and in December the same year, he was presented with the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Helen Rollason Award at a ceremony in Belfast.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Sports Personality: Bailey Matthews wins the Helen Rollason award". BBC News. 2015-12-20. Retrieved 2015-12-21.
  2. ^ a b Myall, Steve; Lines, Andy (29 September 2015). "Pride of Britain winner Bailey Matthews leaves audience in hysterics as he receives his award". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 22 December 2015.
  3. ^ "How Yorkshire heroes Bailey Matthews and Lizzie Jones outshone the stars at BBC Sports Personality". Yorkshire Post. 21 December 2015. Retrieved 22 December 2015.

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