Parents accused of making a 6-year-old son run a MARATHON next to them

The parents of a six-year-old boy who recently finished a long-distance race have been accused of causing the child to run with them and are accused of bribing him to keep his footing while suffering.

Runners must be 18 years old to take part in the Flying Pig Marathon, a 26.2-mile race in Cincinnati, Ohio.

But on Sunday, Rainer, a six-year-old from Bellevue, Kentucky, finished the race with his parents, Ben and Kami Crawford. It took him more than 8.5 hours.

The Crawfords, a family of eight children, who record their events on the YouTube Channel, have a well-known appearance on television, and once wrote a book about being the largest family to go on the Appalachian Trail. But this was their first race as a family.

Parents and competition organizers, who said they were aware the child had taken part, also received an online debate after the race, with US Olympic athlete Kara Goucher saying six are too young to compete.

“I don’t know who’s going to hear this, but a six-year-old can’t understand what the race can do for them,” Goucher said on his Twitter account.

A six-year-old does not understand what it means to embrace suffering. Six-year-olds who are ‘suffering physically’ don’t realize they have the right to quit and should. ‘

Goucher, a two-time Olympian champion who competed in the 10,000 meters in Beijing in 2008 and as a runner-up in the 2012 London London Games, went on to say: ‘I’m not asking for encouragement or saying it is difficult to raise children. But as an Olympic athlete, I promise you this is not good for the baby. ‘

‘Children are children. “Let them run, but as a parent you need to protect their developing bodies and their young minds,” he added.

Rainer Crawford, 6, of Bellevue, Kentucky, finished the Flying Pig Marathon with his parents, Ben and Kami Crawford. It took him more than 8.5 hours

Ben and Kami Crawford wrote on Instagram that Rainer was 'suffering from a body ache and wanted to rest and sit every three minutes'

Ben and Kami Crawford wrote on Instagram that Rainer was ‘suffering from a body ache and wanted to rest and sit every three minutes’

The boy’s father wrote on Instagram that Rainer had been ‘struggling with the body and wanted to rest and sit every three minutes.’

The note continued: ‘After 7 hours, we arrived about 12 miles[20 km]away and found that the table was empty. She was crying and we were walking slowly, so I told her to buy her two hands [of Pringles] if he keeps on moving. ‘

But the parents defended their decision in a lengthy Facebook post Tuesday, as they discussed concerns and realized their illegal contraceptive methods.

“We’ve never forced any of our kids to run a fast race and we can’t think critically or mentally,” Crawford wrote.

‘We have given all our children every opportunity. Last year two kids ran without us. In 9 years we have been given 53 medals – mostly for children.

‘This year when we asked to join us we allowed our 6-year-old son to learn and try. Both parents gave him a 50/50 chance to finish and he was ready to pull the plug anytime he asked for it or we saw his safety at risk.

‘We asked him several times if he wanted to quit and he did very well that what he wanted was to continue. We did not notice any signs of fatigue or dehydration, and we respected his request to continue. ‘

The boy's father wrote on Instagram that Rainer was 'suffering from nausea and wanted to rest and stay for three minutes'

The boy’s father wrote on Instagram that Rainer was ‘suffering from nausea and wanted to rest and stay for three minutes’

Flying Pig chief executive Iris Simpson Bush responded to the incident in an open letter published Wednesday.

‘His aim was to try to provide protection and assistance if they were on our courses (Medical, Fluids and Replenishment).’ the letter was read. ‘Our idea was for there to be safety and security for the child. The family ended the race when it officially closed. ‘

The organizers of the competition say they are planning to set age limits for progress.

Parents and competition organizers, who said they were aware the child had taken part, received urgent online debate after the competition.

Parents and competition organizers, who said they were aware the child had taken part, received urgent online debate after the competition.

The Crawfords, a family of eight, who record their experiences on the YouTube Channel, became popular on television, ending the contest as a family.

The Crawfords, a family of eight, who record their experiences on the YouTube Channel, became popular on television, ending the contest as a family.

The Crawford family is responding with a reservation after the Flying Pig Marathon

On May 1 our family of 8 finished the entire 26.2-kilometer race. This is the first race that my whole family has run together. Our five oldest children waited for over an hour over 25 miles and after 8 hours and 35 minutes we all crossed the finish line. After 2 days of celebrating with friends, the way we live our day has received a lot of attention from others who accuse us of being careless and abusive. To that end, I would like to share a few points from the public discussion.

1. We have never forced any of our children to run a race and we cannot think deeply or mentally. We have given all our children every opportunity. Last year two kids ran without us. In 9 years we have been given 53 medals – mostly for children. This year when we asked for our cooperation we allowed our 6-year-old son to train and practice. Both parents gave him a 50/50 chance to finish and he was ready to pull the plug anytime he asked for it or we saw his safety at risk. We asked him several times if he wanted to quit and he did so well that he wanted to continue. We did not notice any signs of fatigue or dehydration and we respected his persistent request.

2. Yes, there were tears. He fell and everyone in our family cried during the marathon. The incidence was very low compared to what was said and although he had a remarkable physical and mental problem of running a marathon the amount of his crying was similar to what we would have had if we had been home on Sunday morning. Many people mistakenly say that people saw him because of the ‘all’ or ‘many’ of the contestants crying and that there are many witnesses. It is our last time this is not possible as we have completed the last 5 mainly on our own and what most people have experienced with us was in the same period of more than 30 seconds. We have hours of watching videos and pictures to be released that show how they feel clearly.

3. For those who say we force our children to run for clicks or money, this claim has no proof. We’ve been on the move for a while and our movies make $ 10- $ 30 a day. Fails to pay for weapons. We strive to put the health and well-being of our children ahead of our children and share them with everyone. Communicating with these issues is the most loving activity we do in conjunction with the consent of our children.

4. Finally, in one post should describe all of our parenting strategies or what happened on the day of the marathon. It captures the moment or feeling. You can’t give a bribe to a child to train for hundreds of hours and run 26 miles across the temperature of a can of pringles. If you do not see this you are lazy or disobedient. We have hundreds of video games that explain in detail the method we use to drive and it is very far from coercive or coercive. Of course, discussing and encouraging each other is the child-rearing methods we use but these are used with caution.

Our child-rearing methods are unusual but we do not consider claims or arguments to be misleading to be helpful.

We are grateful to those who helped us on the day of the competition. It was a lot of fun and we can’t wait to share more.

Ben & Kami

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