My name is Benj, and I have ankylosing spondylitis, a form of arthritis I have battled for 20+ years. I ran the 2017 NYC Marathon on Team Arthritis Foundation, and it was an incredible experience, one that I did not know how would go given the unpredictability of the disease. I finished in a very respectable time and raised a decent amount of money with the immense support of family and friends.
I was planning to run again in 2018, but my body and joints just could not take the constant pounding. However, I am excited to announce that I will be participating next Sunday in NYC, I just do not know to what extent. So, let’s raise some money this week for a cause so near and dear to me and so many other people!
Thanks in advance!