Two Winners in National Spelling Bee

Sriram Hathwar and Ansun Sujoe tied to win the 87th Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee.
2:49 | 05/30/14

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We're going to turn to the national spelling bee now. It's always a nail-biter. For the first time in decades, not one but two winners. ABC's gio Benitez in the social square with more on the epic contest. Good morning, gio. Reporter: Good morning, George. What a night for these kids. The president even tweeted out this message. You make us all proud, so historic. You've got to watch this. C-a-r-c-h-a-r-o-d-o-n-t. Carcharodont. Correct. Reporter: Excitement running high, at the 87th annual Scripps national spelling bee. Outlasted a field of more than 11 million children from around the world. Are there any alternate pronunciati pronunciations. Is it Italian? It's from an Italian name. Reporter: Typing the words in the air or spelling the words on their hands, each of the dozen finalists demonstrate their signature recall style. Heartbreak, just one letter away for the pint-sized spelling savants. Chartula. C-a-r-t-u-l-a. Chartula. What? Reporter: After 2:15, only two are left standing. Can you please repeat the word? Gesundheit. Reporter: Tension mounts as both falter on back-to-back words. But these two are fighters, roaring back. Each spelling 12 words correctly in a row. Until the bee makes history, running out of championship words. Declaring, for the first time in 52 years, two winners. I'm pretty happy that we got to be co-champions. The competition was against the dictionary, not against each other. I'm happy to share this trophy with him. Reporter: And one of the biggest spelling bee fans. Shonda rhimes. She was tweeting all night long. They are spelling crazy. Here's my favorite hash tag. #Getyourbeeon. You have selfies, right? These were spellfies. Look. All of the kids tweeting out their own selfies. Vote for your favorite ones by retweeting us. On our "Gma" Twitter account. I want to see the reaction shot again. What? Did anyone ever know or heard any of those words before? I can't even say those words. Neither can I. Teaching kids how to spell words they will never use. Ever. Competition. The thrill of the competition. I'm going to get angry e-mails from the spelling bee people.

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