Dwarf Marathon Runner – level 2

11-04-2018 15:00

John Young from Boston is a runner, math teacher and a dwarf. When he was growing up, there were no role models for people with dwarfism.

Mr Young wants to inspire young people with dwarfism and give them something that he did not have. He plans to run 12 marathons in 12 months.

He said that he gets emails and messages from families with young children with dwarfism who thank him for what he is doing. This is a very important part to him.

John Young is one of only four dwarf athletes who completed a marathon. His challenge begins with a marathon in Boston on April 16th.

Difficult words: dwarf (a person who is very short), role model (a person who is an example to you), dwarfism (a medical condition of being very short), challenge (something difficult to do).

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