AAU Spotlight: Caleb Crawford
AAU member Caleb Crawford is featured on 50reasonstorun.com as this month's athlete who has shown a commitment to running with a purpose. A "Stellar Athlete," Caleb is recognized for his good example of perseverance, enthusiasm and determination. Read on below for the original interview posted at 50reasonstorun.com.
Name: Caleb Crawford
City: Charlotte, NC
Track Club: Charlotte Heat
Events: 9-year-old boys triathlon
Cross Country - 3K: 19:00
Triathlon - 400m: 1:43 / Shot Put: 11'7" / High Jump: 3'5"
50RR: Why do you run?
Caleb: I run because it is fun. I get to run with other kids and they cheer for me. It makes me feel happy.
50RR: Do you have a memorable running moment?
Caleb: Yes, when I was running in Orlando at the AAU Club nationals. I got a medal! Oh and when I had to run past a six foot snake during cross country!
50RR: If you were not running, what would you be doing?
Caleb: I would be doing karate and playing the drums.
50RR: How has running helped you?
Caleb: I have a lot of friends now and people always tell me I did a good job.
50RR: What CAUSE do you run for?
Caleb: Autism. (Caleb is diagnosed with Autism and we are always trying to share with others what living with Autism really means. The goal is to let the world know that although children with Autism have many challenges, there are things they can do when given the opportunity and a little bit of patience and reinforcement. We support Autism Speaks and the Autism Society of North Carolina.)
50RR: What do you want to share with the running community?
Caleb: That running is fun. (That anyone can be a runner, just encourage them and make them feel good about what they can do.)
Click here to support Caleb and The Run for Autism