EJ Scott’s Marathon: Austin, Texas February 19, 2012
EJ Scott’s Marathon #2 was in in Austin, TX completed February 19, 2012.
The video below includes my family, Marion Scott, Kevin Scott, Kathleen Malaspina, Ryan Carney, Maureen Fox and my sister, who doesn’t like being tagged in things.
Originally my cousin Ryan was supposed to run it with me alone, but he hurt his foot. Luckily my cousin Kathleen lives in Austin and was running the first half marathon. She ran the first 11 miles with me, then Ryans girlfriend, Maureen, ran the next 11 miles and Ryan ran the last 4 with me. My first and only time I had changing guides. You will also meet my family.
I am going blind from an eye disease called Choroideremia. My grandfather went blind from it, my brothers got it and my nephews got it. Because of the disease I am running 12 marathons to raise money for a treatment. Not just for me but for everyone that has Choroideremia. Ive been told by doctors that sunlight will make me go blind faster, so I have to run blindfolded to protect what I have. My eyes are also now very sensitive to the sunlight.
Please follow my progress. I will be releasing footage each week leading up to my final run in Las Vegas in December. Please donate if you can also.
EJ met Lance Armstrong before the Austin Marathon which he said was a highlight of his life. Below is a photo of EJ with Lance Armstrong.
A highlight of my life was randomly meeting Chef Gordon Ramsay before the start of the LA Marathon yesterday. Shortly after this pic was taken I met Sean Astin (no pic) but he was super nice and said nice things to me and wished me luck. It was a great start to an excruciating 6 hours and 13 min. I completely nerded out meeting Gordon. He was really very nice.
Here’s how far I have gotten towards my goal after this second marathon.
Please help me to meet my goal of $144,000.00 in 2012 by donating. You can do so by clicking on the button below: