Friday, February 29, 2008
I have been telling my friends for many years that I have a goal to break three hours in a full 26.2-mile marathon in a racing wheelchair. Plenty of people have done it running and plenty have wheeled in under three hours, but few have done it both ways.
Today, with the blessings of my wife and doctors, I put a bid on my first racing wheelchair on e-bay, and contacted the local company that will help me put together the specifications for a custom built model (once I lose about 30 lbs).
I will post periodic updates concerning my progress here on my blog. My target is the 2009 Boston Marathon, assuming I can qualify. If not, then 2010 at the latest! Please wish me luck! And come back to see how I am progressing.