First Runner With Down Syndrome Completes NY Marathon, Redefines Word 'Champion'
[Source: The Today Show via the Huffington Post]
It took him a little over eight hours to complete the New York City Marathon, but Jimmy Jenson is nothing short of a champion.
When Jenson, 48, crossed the finish line in Manhattan on Sunday, he became the first person with Down syndrome to ever complete the renowned 26.2-mile race in New York, TODAY reported.
The determined runner first became interested in hitting the pavement more than 10 years ago when his roommate, whom he lives with in a group home, picked up the sport. At first, he just set his sights on completing a 5K, according to Best Buddies, a nonprofit that works to integrate people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
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