On needing to run a marathon to feel fully human


From Philip Patston’s blog

Last night, 3 News anchor Mike McRoberts quoted Peter Loft, the head of the Achilles Foundation, which has been sending disabled athletes to the New York marathon for 20 years:

“They come here with disabilities — and they leave feeling like full human beings.”

Some may find this statement inspirational. I found it objectionable at the very least. Judging by the 25 or so comments on my Facebook post, I was not alone.

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