Inspiring Sports Stories That Will Surprise You!
Posted by GreaterGoodness
Sports aren’t just for superstars, they inspire us and keep us healthy. Do you have a favorite athlete who you root for? Why cheer for them? Here are five stories in sports that will inspire you to overcome the odds — no matter what obstacle you face — and keep your eyes on the finish line.
Kayla Montgomery — Track
Kayla Montgomery is from Mount Tabor High School and was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at the age of 14. But that didn’t stop her from doing what she loves: running. In this incredible video, Kayla heads to nationals and literally collapses into the arms of her coach at the finish line. Watch her incredible story called ‘Catching Kayla.’
Koni Dole — Football
It went from a dream-shattering loss into a triumphant recovery in just months. Koni Dole, a high school football player from Montana, made a big play for his team, but it cost him his leg. Koni’s leg was broken and then got infected, leading to an amputation, but that didn’t stop him from playing. Watch Koni’s battle and recovery from a terrifying injury.
Mo’ne Davis — Softball
Mo’ne Davis, a 13 year old, throws like a girl…at 70 mph. She is breaking the odds and changing the way people think about gender equality in sports. This video is a great reminder that you can do anything if you put your mind to it!
Cayden and Connor — Triathalon
Six- and eight-year-old brothers Cayden Long and Conner Green share an inspiring bond. Conner badly wanted to include his little brother in fun activities that normal kids enjoy but found it difficult as Cayden suffers from cerebral palsy. But when he saw an ad for a kids triathlon, Conner knew he’d found a way to involve his little brother. See how these incredible brothers swim, bike, and run together.