Taking On the Boston Marathon



This is definitely one of those ‘watch what you can do when you put your mind to it!’…Jason “J-Mac” McElwain took on last week’s Boston Marathon, running it in less than three hours. It was the very first time that Jason, who has autism, ran the Boston Marathon, and was only his third marathon ever. And to make it even more incredible, he trained for the marathon in one of the worst/coldest winters ever (as anyone living on the upper east coast can attest!) while also juggling his multiple jobs.

And Jason is no stranger to amazing feats. If his name looks familiar to you, you may have heard about him because he made national news a few years back when he scored 20 points in just over four minutes while playing in his only varsity basketball game at his high school (he was the team’s manager before being put in the game). Check out the video below from that game:

There seems to be no stopping Jason – we can’t wait to hear what he does next! Congrats, Jason!

Lynsey, Community Manager