Passion, Service to Others Shines Through in Off Season
Though triathlon season is over, our MobiusVP-sponsored Professional Triathlete Dr. Malachi Henry isn’t stopping.
Malachi heads to New York City next weekend to be a guide runner for Special Olympian Josh Holley as he competes in the NYC marathon on Sunday, November 5th.
A resident of Columbus, Indiana, Josh is a remarkable young man with Autism and other physical and development challenges who has defied all odds to qualify and compete in world marathons.
Josh qualified and participated in the Boston and Chicago marathons. In Chicago, he was the first Special Olympic athlete to run the course in under 3 hours.
Because of his incredible achievements, Josh was invited to participate in the Abbott World Marathon Majors: Six Star Challenge. This would mean that Josh would run all six world marathons (Boston, Chicago, New York City, London, Berlin, and Tokyo) and earn the Six Star medal.
As of December 2022, only 429 people have completed the challenge. ZERO of these has been a qualifying member of the Special Olympics like Josh is, and no one has done it under the age of 27. Josh, who is 24, has set the goal of becoming the first Special Olympic athlete and youngest runner to achieve the Six Star Challenge.
Malachi dedicates his off-season to helping Josh achieve his dreams by being a guide runner for him. His job as a guide runner is first and foremost making sure Josh is safe and does not become overwhelmed as there are 45,000+ runners at the NYC marathon. He also works to make sure Josh is pacing himself, fueling along the run, and having a friend and companion that he trusts along the 26.2 mile journey.
It is quite expensive to travel and participate in these marathons. We are helping spread the word to support Josh and his team as they work to accomplish this amazing feat!
Please consider donating to Josh’s Go Fund Me at this link.