Beyond the Finish
A Story of Passion, Brotherhood, and Relentless Determination
by Brent and Kyle Pease
Pub Date 18 Jun 2019
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Diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a child, Kyle Pease had grown up supporting his athlete brothers Brent and Evan from the sidelines. While his condition limited his ability to play sports, it didn’t dampen Kyle’s passion for them, nor did it stop the Pease family from including Kyle in various excursions. From rolling his wheelchair up Bridal Veil Falls in Yosemite National Park to zipping down Colorado snow slopes, there was never a dull moment with the Pease brothers. Where there was a wheel, there was a way to adventure.
Upon witnessing Brent complete his first IRONMAN competition, Kyle asked Brent a life-changing question: “Can people in wheelchairs do IRONMAN?” Brent never hesitated with his response. The answer was a resounding yes. Learning from others and through their own hard work, the brothers competed in IRONMAN competitions around the country and were ultimately awarded the opportunity to participate in the IRONMAN World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. In this memoir that interweaves both their perspectives, Kyle and Brent recount the experiences that shaped the strength, tenacity, and undying bond that has resonated between them since childhood.
-HECTOR PICARD, Motivational speaker, Don’t Stop Living, LLC
“Wholesome and pure, Kyle and Brent model how to persevere, love, and live. These two brothers are amazing souls. Prepare to be inspired to inspire!”
-MAJOR KIM “ROOSTER” ROSSITER, President of Ainsley’s Angels, United States Marine Corps
“When Rick and I began racing, we hoped and dreamed that others would someday follow in our tire tracks and footprints. Many years later, we now look around in amazement as the assisted running movement spreads around the world. We are sorry we couldn’t be there to see them cross the finish line. Kyle and Brent’s story of success brings me nearly as much joy as when Rick and I cross the finish line ourselves.”
-DICK AND RICK HOYT, Father-and-son assisted IRONMAN World Champions
NowThis News: https://nowthisnews.com/videos/sports/brent-and-kyle-pease-make-history-at-ironman-world-championships
CBS News: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/brotherly-love-brent-and-kyle-pease-conquer-ironman-triathlons-together-despite-cerebral-palsy/
USA Today: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/humankind/2018/07/23/man-cerebral-palsy-racing-get-world-championship/809770002/