12-year-old Bellaire boy completes triathlon for sick brother

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triathlonHOUSTON, TX – It’s not every day that one brother completes a half-ironman triathlon in his twin’s honor, but 12-year-old Jared Clark did just that.

Jared’s twin brother Justin has a rare gene disorder called Giant Axonal Neuropathy. Justin is one of about 50 kids in the world with the disease.

Jared wanted to raise awareness for GANs, with all donations going to Hannah’s Hope Fund, a non-profit organization established to fight GANs.

Justin eagerly waited near the finish line with plans to cross it alongside Jared.

As a cheering crowd looked on to see both of them cross the finish line, no one was more touched than their parents. Their mother even shed some tears.

Jared is a rare bird. Not too many kids his age compete in half-ironman competitions and he plans to attempt a full Ironman before he turns 16.

You can bet Justin will be waiting to cross the finish line with Jared for that one too.