Three track star sisters who are defying the odds are now featured on the cover of “Sports Illustrated Kids.”

KHOU first introduced viewers to Brooke Sheppard, 8, Rainn Sheppard, 10, and Tai Sheppard, 11, this summer when the New York City sisters were in town for the Junior Olympics.

The girls have been named “Sports Kids of the Year.” Their story is inspiring because the girls and the mother are living in a homeless shelter.

The girls will be honored at an event in New York City next month.