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The Hambleton brothers are already accomplished athletes. Isaac, 18; Jonah, 16; and Mica, 16 all took home medals at the Special Olympic World Games held in Abu Dhabi earlier this year.
And now they are preparing for their next challenge, which will see them enter the Adnoc Abu Dhabi Marathon’s 10 kilometer race in December.
The adopted brothers, who were born with autism, have been busy training together throughout the summer at the free running sessions held at Zayed Sport City, ahead of the race on Friday, December 6.
“The boys have become closer, they support each other. They really are their own team and it’s nice because whenever we go some place that we are not familiar with, we already feel comfortable because we brought our own people” says mum Cassie Hambleton.
The brothers hope to become professional athletes, as well as advocated for people of determination and people with autism.
“I’d like to inspire the community to stay active” says Isaac.
During the World Games in March, Jonah won gold in the 10km cycling road race with a time of 18.07.00. It was his second medal, after he and his brother Mica were the first athletes to cross the finish line at the Games, coming first and second in the triathlon.
Mica and Issac also took gold and silver in the 1,500-meter open water swimming.(11/20/2019) Views: 1,550 ⚡AMP
The Abu Dhabi Marathon is shaping up to being first class marathon for both elite runners and average runners as well. Take in the finest aspects of Abu Dhabi's heritage, modern landmarks and the waters of the Arabian Gulf, at this world-class athletics event, set against the backdrop of the Capital's stunning architecture.The race offered runners of all abilities the...more...