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12 Year Old Twins Allowed Back In Race

 
Posted July 3rd, 2014 @ 2:07pm

CAZENOVIA, N.Y. (AP) _ Twelve-year-old twin boys in wheelchairs who initially were prohibited from taking part in an upstate New York road race have been given the green light to participate.

The Syracuse Chargers Track Club has agreed to let Jack and Nolan Willis be pushed in Friday's 10-mile event in Cazenovia. They'll be pushed in a jogging stroller by Team 2 Smiles, a group of experienced runners.

The boys, who have Muscular Dystrophy, had been told they couldn't take part because race organizers had safety concerns.

Mom Alison Willis says she's received overwhelming support from the central New York community since the story became public. Some runners had said they would boycott the race.

The twins also have participated in a local triathlon and half-marathon, with several runners taking turns pushing them.

 

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