When 400 Meters Feels Like A Marathon… ~
Despite having cerebral palsy which affects motor skills used in walking and running, Matt Woodrum wanted to compete with the rest of his classmates in the 400-meter run at his school.
The 11-year-old Ohio boy started the race with energy and determination, bounding from the starting line with all of the other kids.
But, challenged by his condition, he was eventually forced to slow to a near walk.
As his mom videotaped his experience, she witnessed first-hand the heart-warming surprise support that Matt received when he was at his lowest point, struggling to keep going.
Actually, see for yourself, as ABC News picks up the story in the short video clip below.
Check out some of the other stories about awesome runners: Determined 570-Pound Man Surpasses Running Goals and Happy Happy Feel Good! and a very cool story about another racer Winning After Falling Face First.