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Jenny Long

Jenny Long (author) is the mother of Conner, 9, and Cayden Long, 7, who have competed in triathlons together as Team Long Brothers since 2011. Connor saw it a way for him to connect with Cayden, who suffers from Spastic Cerebral Palsy and they have competed in more than 14 triathlons, including two IronKids Triathlons. In 2012, the brothers were awarded the National Consortium for Academics and Sports (NCAS) Hero Among Us Award. For more information, visit

Bob Der (writer), Managing Editor and Publisher of Sports Illustrated Kids and Publisher of Time For Kids, has been a writer and editor at Time Inc. for the past 20 years. A lifelong sports fan, Bob started his career as a reporting intern at Sports Illustrated Kids in the summer of 1990, joined the staff in 1993, and was named Managing Editor in 2006. He first met the Long family in 2012 when Conner and Cayden were recognized as SportsKids of the Year. This is his first book.