Bailey Matthews wins special award at SPOTY

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8 year old Bailey Matthews wins special award at SPOTY

8 year old Bailey Matthews has won the Helen Rollason award at the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year (SPOTY) awards.

The award is presented for an "outstanding achievement in the face of adversity".

Bailey from Yorkshire has cerebral palsy, but completed his first children's triathlon at Castle Howard in June, without any help.

See Bailey Matthews first triathlon

At the awards ceremony he had to ask the crowd to stop cheering.

The crowd clapped loudly as he spoke about the award.

Watch this inspiring video made for SPOTY on a mobile phone about his family.

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Watch this film about Bailey and his family