Mum's pride after son with dwarfism, aged 10, completes Northampton triathlon

A mum has spoken of her pride after her son completed a junior triathlon at an event in Northampton.

Tuesday, 19th April 2016, 4:00 am

Bruce Dee, aged 10, who has dwarfism, completed a 50-metre swim, an 800-metre bike ride and a 400-metre run at the Duston School event.

Although he took part in the Just Racing event for eight-year-olds, he was competing against able-bodied children.

Afterwards, Bruce said: “I was exhausted and proud because I was the only little person there.”

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His mum, Mo, said: “I don’t know of any other dwarf athlete like Bruce who has completed a triathlon.

“I was so proud. I don’t get upset but his other family and his friends were a bit teary.”

Bruce, who lives in Desborough, goes to Cottingham Primary School.

Mrs Dee said: “I just want this to raise awareness that children with dwarfism are just like anyone else.”

Bruce is an all-round sportsman and takes part in shot-put, discus, football and basketball.

He aims to go to the World Games in Canada next year.

Mrs Dee said: “This has been great for Bruce but to represent his country would be fantastic.”