Thursday, September 27, 2012

More Autism in the News: Now Boston Marathon-Worthy

A while back I wrote a little blurb about Moe Norman, the golf savant with autism and his mastery of striking the little white ball straight every time.  And you all remember the story of the basketball manager of the high school team that got to play in the last game and scored 20 points in 5 minutes.

Well, he's back, and in a big way.  With just one year of training Jason McElwain ran his first marathon in 3:01:42.  His goal was to qualify for the Boston Marathon, which he did by more than 3 minutes. He'll be lacing them up in Hopkinton in April, 2013.  I'm not a betting man, but 3:00 is going down.

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